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June Calls Us To Action!

Raising Luminaries ignites the next generation of kind & courageous leaders.

Published: Updated:

Co-Created by Shannon Brescher Shea & Ashia Ray

Good news!
WE DID IT!

We're cheering on...

STAY CURIOUS, STAND BRAVE & SMASH THE KYRIARCHY

You give us hope

This June, we create brave spaces for our kids to embrace who they are for a kinder, more courageous future together.

RESISTBOT TEMPLATES via SARAH SAYER

Daily 10-Second Ceasefire Texts

Sarah Sayer creates texting templates with sources, explanations, and calls to end violence against the people of Palestine. Subscribe to her free for a new Resistbot message every day.

Already on Resistbot? Text FOLLOW WATERMELON to the number 50409

PETITION via MPOWER CHANGE

University Presidents: Stop suppressing students free speech

Tell University Presidents to stop sending police and armed guards to suppress students protesting war and genocide.

PETITION via NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

Tell Democrats in Congress to reject AIPAC

In 2022, AIPAC launched a super PAC that spent a staggering $41 million to defeat progressive Democrats who dared to criticize the Israeli government or advocate for Palestinian rights.

FILM SCREENING via DEFENSE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

Understand Palestinian Youth Detention

Each year the Israel military arrests, interrogates, and imprisons 500-700 children as young as 12 years old. Two documentaries explore Israel’s military 'justice system' for Palestinian children.

Free | Watch anytime online before June 16, 2024

PETITION via MPOWER CHANGE

Tell the US Government: Investigate ShotSpotter

WIRED just revealed that a shocking 70% of ShotSpotter surveillance microphones monitor predominantly Black, Brown, and low-income neighborhoods in the U.S. Demand a federal investigation into the use and funding of ShotSpotter tech.

WORKSHOP via WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION

Restoring biodiversity in your garden

Learn how to restore biodiversity and create a safe haven for native wildlife in your back yard.

48 Minutes | On-Demand | Online | Free

FREE TOOL via NATIVE PLANT TRUST

New England Native Plant Finder

Identify or search for plants based on size, color, sunlight needs, moisture, season, and native ecoregion.

AUDIO TRAINING via COME BACK TO CARE

How to raise change agents

You and Nat are going to connect the dots raising our children to take social justice action and the university students who are a part of the anti-war movement now. Explore 3 parenting strategiesto nurture your child’s sense of justice and advocacy skills.

PETITION via EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY

Tell Congress: Protect new guidelines restricting unlicensed gun sales

The ATF issued a rule for unlicensed gun sellers to become licensed dealers and run background checks. The gun lobby is attacking this rule, so urge your lawmakers to protect it in Congress.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Stop protecting the gun industry

In 2005, Congress passed the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which effectively shields the industry from lawsuits. We can (and must) change this!

AMPLIFY YOUR ACTION

Suggest An Action

Recommend a youth-centered action organized by people with lived experience.

PETITION via WIN WITHOUT WAR

Dear Teachers: Choose 'Acceptance' over 'Awareness'

Children like ours are starving to death due to a man-made famine. Before the war, at least 10,000 trucks carried food to Gaza every month. That number has plummeted to just over 11,000 TOTAL in the five months since Israel started its latest siege on Gaza.

AFFINITY GROUP via AANE

Support group for BIPOC Neurodivergent Adults

This 18+ support group for BIPOC Autistics are peer-led and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how our multiple identities show up and address our specific needs.

June 11, 12 noon ET | Online | Free

PETITION via HIP HOP CAUCUS

Congress: Protect Black History Education

Contrary to the faux panic whipped up by conservatives, “[C]ritical race theory states that U.S. social institutions … are laced with racism embedded in laws, regulations, rules, and procedures that lead to differential outcomes by race.” Trying to ban discussions and teaching about racism is an act of institutional racism. If you never learn about racism, you cannot combat it.

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TRAINING via ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

Act Out! Pride Month Training For Young People

Support young people outraged by anti-LGBTQ+ attacks nationwide. Learn how to mobilize against these awful policies and meet young people across the country doing the same.

June training TBD | Online

DAY OF ACTION via ZINN EDUCATION PROJECT

Teach Truth Pop-Up Actions

We invite educators, students, parents, and community members to host an information table or event to defend the right to #TeachTruth and defend LGBTQ+ rights.

June 8th | Your neighborhood | Free

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell the Dept of Education to Stop LGBT+ Book Bans

We invite educators, students, parents, and community members to host an information table or event to defend the right to #TeachTruth and defend LGBTQ+ rights.

June 8th | Your neighborhood | Free

ACTIVIST PARENTING GUIDE

Raising Climate Justice Advocates

These monthly Quick Action guides are brought to you with the help of our Quick Action Coordinator, Shannon Brescher Shea.

Check out her book on juggling climate advocacy & parenting, Growing Sustainable Together

This is an Amazon affiliate link, since Bookshop keeps selling out!

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention to Support the LGBTQIA+ Community

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening.

June 10, 4pm ET | Online | Free

PETITION via COALITION ON HUMAN NEEDS

Tell Congress: Reject unconstititional, xenophobic questions in the US census

The House will soon vote on xenophobic legislation that would require the Census Bureau to ask about citizenship in the decennial census and apportion House seats based solely on citizenship. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution plainly states that every person must be counted for purposes of determining congressional districts.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Protect immigrant kids access to health, nutrition & housing

Many immigrants work in low wage jobs like childcare to support the US economy. 1/3 of childcare providers experience food insecurity due to low wages. These workers are prevented from accessing legally eligible public benefits fear that this will adversely impact their immigration status.

PETITION via SIERRA CLUB

Increase outdoor access for targeted families

The bipartisan EXPLORE Act increases accessibility for outdoor sites in economically disadvantaged & BIPOC neighborhoods. Creates affordable park access for disabled people, veterans, and active duty members, and provides 4th graders and their families free access to over 2,000 federal parks and recreational water spaces.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Protect parents access to infertility treatments

After seven years of infertility and two devastating miscarriages, I became a parent thanks to medical infertility care. The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling devastating the infertility industry has thrown medical providers and families lives into chaos, barring access to medical care for families like ours.

SUMMER WORKSHOP via RAISING LUMINARIES

Summer Luminator Collective

Tired of being the only radical voice in the room? Join radically progressive parents working together to process & reflect, take accountability, and create individualized paths of action. It's fun. You will like it. Come join us.

July 8 through August 16, 2024 | Online | Sliding Scale

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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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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

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Get free monthly email notifications when I publish new Family Action Toolkits

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