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December Resource Roundup
December Actions, Recommended Books & Guided Discussions for Kyriarchy-Smashing Families
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Parenting is Praxis: December Edition
Below, find reading guides, family conversation starters, and more support discussing:
Significant Dates & Events in December
- Mutual aid & the Montgomery Bus Boycott
- Latina Equal Pay Day
- How solstice traditions connect us
- Maintaining Hope through Hanukkah
- A Very Anti-Consumerist Christmas, with a quick discussion on the invisible holiday labor loaded on women
- How to discuss the 7 principles of Kwanzaa with kids
- Culturally responsive Gregorian New Years
Monthly explorations for December
- Modeling radical generosity (without being a doormat)
- Collecting vaccine-hesitant friends and family with discussions on herd immunity
- More trickster and animal stories on cooperation, impatience, and impulse control
- Faith acceptance and interfaith social justice
As always, I super-duper appreciate you, your tenacious curiosity, and your push for inclusion and justice <3
Tackle hard conversations with your kids
- one story at a time
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Stay Curious, Stand Brave & Smash The Kyriarchy
In case you didn’t catch it – THANK YOU! I appreciate the heck out of you, being here, doing the work you’re doing in the world, igniting that next generation of luminaries. I like you!
Gosh you worked hard this year. Good job.
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Knowing we’re in this together, each making tiny steps toward courageous, radical kindness – we’re not alone!
In the comments: Let’s discuss, reflect, and brainstorm:
- What initiatives are you working on this December?
- What challenges are you facing balancing parenting and activism?
- How can we help each other raise kind & courageous leaders?
Deborah Da Costa’s book Hanukkah Moon (probably out of print, I got a PJ Library paperback via Thriftbooks) is at least Sephardic, with a piñata and some Spanish words. But I share your frustration with the whiteness of Hanukkah books.