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"To The White Parenting 'Expert'"
Resources for Raising Anti-Racist Kids
My partner and I believe that #BlackLivesMatter and that one of the most important contributions we can make to movements for social justice is raising our kids right.
We are committed to raising kids who are not afraid to take *action* in order to combat racism (in themselves, in their families, in their communities), and who believe in and will fight for equity, inclusion, and social justice.
For context: we are a multiethnic, multiracial, bilingual (Spanish/English), MexiRican family, living in one of the most diverse cities in the United States.
We know that combatting the anti-blackness that runs rampant within our Latinx communities will be central to the work we do as parents. We also know we must prepare our kids for the possibility that they might face discrimination or witness other loved ones facing discrimination.
About these Resources
I've compiled the resource guides and reading lists below to help us with our own Anti-Racist parenting work, and I share them here in the hopes they may be useful to you as well.
#BlackLivesMatter Poetry & Other Resources
Below I offer a compilation of links to poetry and resources I’m turning to and sharing with others right now.
This list is by no means exhaustive.
Its contents have been helpful for me, and may, in turn, be helpful for you.
Puerto Rico Earthquakes: Relief & Rebuilding
As 2019 came to a close, the earth started shaking and hasn't stopped shaking in Puerto Rico.
My family members are safe, though without power and sleeping outside for fear of their homes collapsing during ongoing aftershocks.
Please spread awareness and reach out to your politicians in order to keep Puerto Rico front of mind.
Please also support organizations offering relief. Below I share three efforts that my family supports. If you’re able, please give and spread the word.
Thank you in advance for your continued prayers and attention.
Giving Tuesday 2018: Get Inspired & Give Generously
"Giving Tuesday" is on November 27th!
According to Wikipedia:
"Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season (Black Friday and Cyber Monday)."
This relative newbie on the holiday scene is one of my favorites!
November is the perfect time to take care of our family's year-end giving, and the timing really does help balance out the crazy consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Read on to find inspiration in my list of organizations we've supported this year or plan to support on Giving Tuesday.
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