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Bonus: November Calls Us To Action!
5-Second Petition: Protect the Indian Child Welfare Act
On November 9th, the US Supreme court will hear a challenge against the Indian Child Welfare Act
(enacted in 1978 to reduce the kidnapping of Indigenous children from their families and culture from acts of family separation & forced adoption and cultural genocide via residential schools!)
>> Sign this petition << to demand Biden take immediate action – up to and including an executive order to protect the sovereignty of Indigenous families and help Indigenous kids stay with their families and communities.
“The current High Court has shown it will stop at nothing to destroy decades of civil rights advances. From women’s rights to Native sovereignty, it is dismantling much that progressives have fought long for and care most about. It’s clear we can no longer rely upon the Court to protect the liberty of the American people, much less uphold justice for tribal citizens. And until we can rely on Congress, our best remedy is the executive branch. Please send your email to President Biden today. Wopila!“
via Lakota People’s Law Project
Help Iranians in Iran
The Iranian government is killing the Iranian people – targeting women and children, specifically.
What Iranians are asking for the most is help spreading awareness on social media and pressuring major news outlets to cover the atrocities.
Learn more about how to signal-boost the women- & youth-led Iranian resistance against the police state killing children and murdering political prisoners.
Have 15 seconds?
Text SIGN PZLFVW to 50409 or share this quick petition & script for calling Congress on Resistbot
Have 3 minutes?
Learn How To Be Their Voice
Have 5 minutes?
Share a public post on social media signal boosting an Iranian creator speaking out, using the hashtags #MahsaAmini | – #JinaAmini | #ZhinaAmini | #IranProtests |#Iran
Let’s support each other!
I’m raising three biracial boys, I’m white and their Dad is from Ghana so we have a lot of family in poverty and also a lot racial identity conversations to be had. My oldest is 5 so any guidance I can get to start these conversations I am taking.Thank you for all you do. You’re genuinely a light for those of us stumbling down this path with barely a flickering flashlight!
Anna A., Community Member
Join the Luminary Brain Trust
“I don’t have time to respond to every call to action – but that doesn’t mean I’m not engaged – I’m just busy – my youngest is screaming and someone just shit themselves.”
“As an education consultant and a home-schooling parent, I can tap into the collective wisdom of the Luminary Brain Trust for an inclusive, neurodiversity-accessible library of resources so I don’t have to waste time on Google.”
April B., Member since 2018
This November, we explore how to release draining friendships that leave us too exhausted to show up for our families and activism.
Learn more and find out what’s new in the LBT this month.
Kids: Learn the second ‘D’ of Bystander Intervention – DISTRACT
Follow this series of videos for kids ages 3-10 about allyship and bystander intervention during bullying or racist aggression via Right To BE, the AAJC & Woori Show. Click here for the full series.
Grownups: Free Bystander Intervention Training
- Register for free bystander intervention training to Support People With Disabilities In Public Spaces on November 9, 2022 via Right To Be.
Be kind to yourself!
Sometimes self-care suggestions read like to-do lists and we don’t need any more of those. Today, be kind to yourself by taking something off of your overflowing plate. Maybe a few emails you can push off until next week or give yourself permission not to make dinner.
Let something go – if only for a day. For kids, ask them what ONE thing they’d like to not do today, and if it’s reasonable enough let it (not) happen!
Model being kind to yourself and talk about how that allows you space to be kinder to others.
Shared with permission in cahoots with Revolutionary Humans!
Join When We Gather’s Giving What’s Needed Workshop
November 18, 2022, 1-1:50pm EST
Open to all members of When We Gather.
Members get access to:
- Connect with other rad folks in posts and prompts
- Live virtual gatherings
- Paced for busy people Book Club
- Independent journal prompts and self-exploration exercises
- A crowd-sourced resource guide with calls-to-action
- Family-friendly discussion cards and creative activity ideas
- Full Revolutionary Humans/HTL Magazine archive
- Access to a virtual retreat annually
- Discounted tickets to January & February’s Stories That Save Us, a virtual event embracing the power of storytelling.
Before you go, let’s understand the power of appreciation as care
The Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP), led by Jessie Little Doe Baird, supports Wampanoag children and families in reviving and reclaiming their language and traditions.
In the 400 years after the first encounter with separatists from the Mayflower, colonists have stolen from, targeted, and murdered Wampanoag families. Colonists have forcefully assimilated Wampanoag children into English American culture, until their language was almost extinct. Thanks to Baird’s revival of the language, WLRP’s Weetumuw school now educates children fluent in their ancestral language
Join me and donate $15 to the Weetumuw Katnuhtôhtâkamuq language immersion program
Whether in reparations, shared hope, or both – as we acknowledge Indigenous Day of Mourning.