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Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join editor Vikki Law, Tomas Moniz of “Rad Dad,” and more (TBA) for a launch party and reading of “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities”
“Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind” is a collection of concrete tips, suggestions, and narratives on ways that non-parents can support parents, children, and caregivers in their communities, social movements, and collective processes. Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind focuses on issues affecting children and caregivers within the larger framework of social justice, mutual aid, and collective liberation.
How do we create new, nonhierarchical structures of support and mutual aid, and include all ages in the struggle for social justice? There are many books on parenting, but few on being a good community member and a good ally to parents, caregivers, and children as we collectively build a strong all-ages culture of resistance. Any group of parents will tell you how hard their struggles are and how they are left out, but no book focuses on how allies can address issues of caretakers’ and children’s oppression. Many well-intentioned childless activists don’t interact with young people on a regular basis and don’t know how. Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind provides them with the resources and support to get started.