Written by admin
May 15, 2020
It’s been a crazy 2 months or so as we all are trying to navigate living through a pandemic. I know I haven’t been posting as consistently as before and I want you to know that the U Power Change community is still here and looking to be of support. We are continuing to focus our work on supporting parents with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Here are 4 updates/resources that I wanted to share with you:
- I am working on putting together a free workbook, resource list, and/or guide (not sure of the format yet) on parenting with equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice during pandemic living, strategies for parents and kids to help navigate pandemic living, and as a source of hope and resilience. You can hear me talk about it in more detail in this video.
I would love your help. I want to create something that would be useful for you. What topics, resources, and stuff would be most helpful for you and your family right now? What topics/issues would you love to see covered in it? You can email me at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on facebook and let me know what you could use right now. I’m hoping to get it done asap.
- How do you prioritize social justice for your family? What does this mean if you are also a multifaith family? I talk about this and more in my interview with Rabbi Robyn Weiss Frisch, the Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship from 18Doors. If you are a part of a Jewish multifaith family, I encourage you to check out 18Doors (formerly InterfaithFamily). 18Doors is an organization that supports interfaith families and encourages Jewish communities to be welcoming to interfaith families. You can check out the interview here.
- Have you had a chance to check out our new Life Interrupted series yet? This is my new show to support parents as they navigate pandemic living. Each episode has 3 parts: 1. Support for parents. 2. Ways parents can support kids 3. Equity, diversity, and inclusion resources. You can watch it on youtube or live in the facebook group. We film every Wed at 8pm EST and Sun at 9:30am EST.
4. This has also been a really tough past few weeks in regards to not only inequity related to the coronavirus but also to the lives that have been lost directly from white supremacist killings including Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We need to make sure that we are consistently challenging racism and white supremacy in every aspect of our lives and raising our children to continue to work for equity and social change.
Here is a kid friendly video that is great for opening up conversations with kids on the topic of racism and white supremacy. (One of our Brave Talk program participants and U Power Change community members brought this to my attention which I’m very grateful for because it’s an awesome resource to use with kids.) We also need to be supporting Black children and the trauma from these events. Here are some other great resources put together by Teaching Tolerance “Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma” that are geared for educators although I think can also be really beneficial for parents when talking about these topics.
Let’s continue our work together to create change and build the world that we want to raise our kids in.
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