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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Child-led toolkits explore social justice issues so kids can step into their power as activists for change.

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Hey friends! Happy Lunar New Year! 

This month, our family welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit year is about kindness, compassion, and consideration for others. 

It’s supposed to be a *gentle* year – although I don’t know how to reconcile that with my particular brand of ‘SMASH ALL THE OPPRESSION WHILE BLOWING RASPBERRIES AT THE BIGOTS.’

But hey I’m up for new things – let’s try it out! 

:: nudges you to light a fire under your family and speak truth to bullshit ::: ( but *gently,* like a bunny )

Oh wow this is gonna be hard for me. ANYHOO…

This February we’re igniting a spark of compassion in our kids by getting honest about how the world really is – and what an amazing place it could be

…IF we can resist false urgency and other nonsense that distracts us from dismantling injustice from the roots up.

Here’s to pushing for radical change through the year of the rabbit and beyond!

With you,

Ashia R.

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Don't try to do it all! Pick one event and build upon what you learned together next year.

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FEB

Imbolc / St. Brigid's Day

Celebrating the passage of winter and the persistence of clever Irish women as we wait for the right moment to spring into action.

2

FEB

Groundhog Day

Let's take this low-key event as an opportunity to unpack 'innocuous' sexism in kidlit.

4

feb

Rosa Parks Day

Celebrating the legacy of Black women who dared to disrupt business as usual

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feb

Black Lives Matter At School:
Week of Action

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education encouraging all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join the annual week of action during the first week of every February.

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feb

Galentine's Day

Celebrating lovers is over-rated, let’s celebrate friendship and those kickass buddies who support us as our full weirdo selves.

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feb

Valentine's Day

Resisting consumerism & toxic gender norms - we use Valentine's day as a reminder to identify healthy romantic relationships and affirm LGBTQiA2S+ and interracial marriage rights.

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Black
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Supporting young visionaries in building a joyful future without ignoring the past.

Persistence
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Cultivating persistent patience in youth activists for long-term change.

Children's Rights

Why discrimination against children is still legal in the US, and how we can end childhood exploitation.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Learning and talking is great - but nothing will change until we take action. Whether it's time, money, or influence - we all have something we can share to change the world.

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I’m an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside my partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people. My goal with Raising Luminaries is to collaborate with families and educators in raising the next generation of kind & courageous leaders, so we can all smash the kyriarchy together.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

STAY IN TOUCH

Join the Benevolent Incendiary Society & get a free monthly email update with helpful book collections

Get free monthly email notifications when I add new resources to our Family Action Toolkits

HELP

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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Posts may contain affiliate links and  sponsorships, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

AFFILIATE POLICY

PARTNERS IN CAHOOTS

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Sponsor or Volunteer to contribute to this toolkit and keep it free for everybody.

Volunteer to screen board books with your toddler and get a free LBT membership.

You’re welcome to share & boost this toolkit, with attribution to Raising Luminaries.

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