A reading and interactive discussion featuring editors Vikki Law and China Martens, and contributors Kathleen McIntyre, Cynthia Ann Schemmer, and Jennifer Silverman.
Saturday, October 06, 2012, 7:00PM
172 Allen Street, New York City
F train to 2nd Avenue
How do we create new, non-hierarchical structures of support and mutual aid and include all ages in the struggle for social justice? “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Supporting Families in Social Justice Movements & Communities” is a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. Let’s build an all-ages, inclusive revolution that leaves no one behind.
From the Preface:
“There are many books on parenting, but few on being a good community member and a good ally to parents, caregivers, and children as we collectively build a strong all-ages culture of resistance. Any group of parents will tell you how hard their struggles are and how they are left out, but no book focuses on how allies can address issues of caretakers’ and children’s oppression. Isolated by age within an individualistic, capitalist culture, many well-intentioned childless activists don’t interact with young people on a regular basis and don’t know how. Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind provides them with the resources and support to get started.” (p. 4)
Hope to see you there!