“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”
— Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography.
From Georgia to Louisville to Central Park to Minneapolis, to the disproportionately Black & POC lives lost to COVID-19, to all of the places and events that didn’t make the news — our country is in a deep & necessary reckoning around hundreds of years of systemic racism and violence.
Continue reading here: Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives
A new survey from Sesame Workshop suggests when it comes to talking with kids about things such as race, class and gender, many parents have work to do: Why All Parents Should Talk With Their Kids About Social Identity
An excerpt: “Kotler Clarke says, all grown-ups need to be proactive about explaining the differences kids see and making clear: Different isn’t bad. If children don’t get help from parents ‘and have to try to make meaning of different social identities [on their own], they may come up with all sorts of weird and strange reasons that people are somewhat different.'”
Times have changed, and so has the sex talk: Three Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Sex | Greater Good
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness: How to Awaken Joy in Kids | Greater Good
Surviving is enough, and you should not feel bad if that is all you can manage sometimes.
Thanks to Lindsay R. for sharing this resource: Sometimes Surviving Is Enough: 8 Reminders To Not Be So Hard On Ourselves
“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”