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

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October Calls Us To Action!

Youth-centered calls to action to ignite the next generation of kind & courageous leaders.

Published: Last Updated on

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 October, we take action to decolonize our education, ensure safety for LGBTQiA2S+ youth, and demand the end of torture of disabled kids.

QUICK TOOLS via VOTE.ORG

Get Free Election Reminders

We'll remind you when and what you need to vote, so that you never miss an election again.

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PETITION via ADALAH JUSTICE PROJECT

Tell Congress: Cosponsor Ceasefire NOW Resolution

More than 1,030 children like ours have already been killed by Israeli bombs this week. The new siege is preventing all water, electricity, medicine, fuel and food from getting into Gaza. Hospitals have been bombed and others are struggling without water or electricity. People are already dying.

I appeal to you – with the greatest urgency – to cosponsor this resolution for an immediate ceasefire.

Use your platform to stop Gaza Genocide with the#CeasefireNow Toolkit

LETTER TEMPLATE via RAISING LUMINARIES

Tell Your School & City: Support ALL Local Students Impacted by the Israeli Occupation

If your school & city officials are offering compassion and support for Israeli-connected families impacted by the Hamas attack, but are refusing to offer support to families with ties to Palestine, speak up. Particularly if they're using incendiary, islamaphobic dog-whistles.

PETITION via #StopTheShock

Tell the FDA to ban torture against disabled children

Electric shock therapy is illegal against animals and non-disabled adults. But it's still legal (and actively used) against disabled adults and children.

Tell the FDA to reinstate the ban on electronic skin shock torture of people of disabilities at the Judge Rotenburg Center

2-CLICK LETTER via NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

Tell your Governor to fight book bans

Call on your Governor to reject attempts by state & local lawmakers to stop silencing libraries on the effects of book bans in your state.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Equal Pay for Latina Equal Pay Day

Latinas earn just 52 cents for every $1 paid to white men working part-time, full-time, and part-year. For Latina moms, it’s just 40 cents because caregivers typically face additional wage discrimination and barriers to employment.

PETITION via LAKOTA PEOPLES LAW PROJECT

Protect Indigenous children at the state level

Tell your representatives to codify ICWA’s protections at the state level. Never again should any Native child anywhere be in danger of removal from their family and culture.

PETITION via ABLE DEMS

Bridge the equity gap in healthcare shortage & domestic care

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) permitted states to allow family members to be paid homecare providers for their loved ones with disabilities to address the health care worker shortage. Now family members are no longer being paid as personal care providers in the midst of the worst caregiver shortage our nation has ever seen. We need care workers, and families need support - allow family members to be paid caregivers and expand in-home care funding!

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Protect LGBTQiA2S+ Kids Stories

Age-appropriate books about diverse communities, history, and LGBTQ+ families and communities are being banned and challenged in schools across the nation.Well-funded far-right politicians are becoming a censorship machine actively working to ban age-appropriate books, erase honest and accurate American history, and attack students and teachers simply for who they love.

PETITION via NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

Tell Corporations to stop defunding Medicare

For so many caregivers and children with disabilities, enabling Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices will support disabled families in poverty. But Big Pharma is suing Medicare into oblivion to dismantle the protections in the Biden administrations Inflation Reduction Act. Allow medicare the same rights as every other insurer - the right to negotiate for reasonable medication prices.

PETITION via LAKOTA PEOPLES LAW PROJECT

Support #OwnVoices Indigenous Creators in Kids Movies

It’s time to address decades of harm done by the legacy of redface and Indigenous stereotypes. When our children see our stories told by our people, they feel empowered. And when the general populace sees our stories told the right way, they understand our truth.

PETITION via RAISING LUMINARIES

Protect marriage rights for disabled adults

The SSI program punishes disabled people who save more than $2,000 for individuals or $3,000 for couples, leaving us destitute in emergencies. This discriminatory policy penalizes and prevents disabled adults from marriage equality and employment, forcing us to choose between healthcare access and our work and relationships.

Make it easy: Text SIGN PDKRUI to the phone number 50409

PETITION via NATIVE ORGANIZERS ALLIANCE

Pass the Indigenous Peoples Day Act

The continued celebration of Columbus Day in the remaining 40 states is itself a celebration of the legacy of colonial land grabs and systemic racism, telling our people and our Tribes our existence and life ways can be excluded from the history of this land.

AMPLIFY YOUR ACTION

Suggest An Action

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

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP via PROJECT NIA

Defend Your Local Library From Book Bans

Join us for a 1.5 hour how-to session on local organizing to strengthen and defend your public libraries against book bans.

October 5th | 6-7:30pm ET | Free

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP via COME BACK TO CARE & RAISING LUMINARIES

Parenting Through the Path of Least Resistance

Exhausted from flinging your attention between childcare, global tragedy, prepping dinner, and local injustice? Together we'll cover discover how to stay focused and co-regulate together with our children to transform the parenting freak-outs that no longer serve us.

October 18th | 2pm ET | Free | Recordings available

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH

How to Demand Change for LGBTQ Youth and Win

Join us this LGBTQ History month for a training that will give you the tools to effectively organize for change for queer and trans people in your local community.

For youth ages 14-24, LGBTQi+ & allies | 10/19 5:30pm ET

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention for Educators

In response to the rise in bullying and violence in schools, Right To Be has adapted the 5Ds of bystander intervention training for teachers K-12. When teachers model bystander intervention, students are significantly more likely to safely and effectively intervene when witnessing bullying.

October 18th | 2pm ET | Free | Recordings available

MAP via TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT

Host an allergy-friendly Halloween

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a simple way to make trick-or-treating safer and more inclusive for the one in 13 children living with food allergies, and many others impacted by intolerances and other conditions.

Offer optional non-food treats for kids with allergies & register your neighborhood so kids can find you.

LIVE HANGOUTS via RAISING LUMINARIES

Luminary Braintrust Parenting Accountability

Brace yourself for hard conversations and courageous action at home - with support from caregivers on the same path.

Get access to informatl virtual gatherings, seasonal collaborations, a parent-activist resource library, and more.

Twice-monthly informal gatherings Oct 2nd & 16th 1pm EST | Online | 24/7 Portal Access | Sliding Scale

VIRTUAL CELEBRATIOn via AUTISM WOMEN & NONBINARY NETWORK

Disabled Joy through Dance & Laughter

Joy is a feeling that everyone deserves! Join AWN in this webinar where we will celebrate the wonders of disabled joy through dance and laughter in performances by Natalia Armacanqui and Houa Moua.

Free | October 8 | 3-4pm ET

6-WEEK COLLECTIVE via RAISING LUMINARIES

Activist Caregiver Winter Incubator

Can't catch up? Feeling trapped? On a trip wire with your kids?

What if we dropped all the busywork and bullshit and did something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT?!

It's time to focus your floodlight of overwhelm into a laser-beam of sustainable action.

January through February 2024 | Online | Sliding Scale

PARENTING PROGRAM via COME BACK TO CARE

In-Out-N-Through

Social justice parenting and inner child re-parenting program for exhausted parents and caregivers who want to parent from a more connected, centered place.

7 Week Program | November 1st through December 13th | Sliding Scale

AFFINITY GROUP via ASSOCIATION FOR AUTISM & NEURODIVERSITY

Support Group for BIPOC Autistic Adults

This is our open support group for Autistic people of color (18+). These spaces are peer-led and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how their multiple identities show up and address their specific needs, by sharing experiences and offering support to one another. We are running these meetings through the winter and then will determine the next steps for future programming based on interest and feedback.

Monthly | Free | Online | 12-1pm ET

WORKSHOP via PROJECT NIA

Transformative & Restorative Justice at Home

Caregivers, youths and families will be invited to build their own family circles and reflect on the cultural and interpersonal aspects of building successful restorative and transformative practices at home.

Free | Online | Thur 11/9, 6pm ET

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Ashia (they/them or she/her)

Raising Luminaries is run by Ashia R., an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside their partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people.

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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.

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