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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Repost: Teaching Boys Feminism

The following is an interesting blog entry by Ileana Jiménez on her blog "Feminist Teacher."

When I was in college, I always thought that teaching girls about feminism was my life’s calling. It turns out that teaching boys about feminism has made that calling even more profound.

In the past three years, I have taught a high school course on feminism titled Fierce and Fabulous: Feminist Writers, Artists, and Activists. Each year, girls and boys sign up for the class and each year, these young men are awakened not only to injustices regarding race, class, and gender in national and global contexts but also to injustices regarding how they have been socialized as boys.

With every example of women, girls, queer folks, and people of color facing discrimination, marginalization, and violence, boys awaken. White male boys begin to realize the male privilege they have enjoyed in a culture that valorizes powerful white men while boys of color gain language to describe their painful experiences of racism and classism. And each year, without fail, regardless of racial identity or socioeconomic class, the boys—both straight and gay—express their fear of being called a “fag.”

Boys of all backgrounds begin to share that they have been robbed of learning how to express their masculinity in ways that are healthy, loving, and emotive.

...continue reading...

feel free to comment with your own stories teaching feminism, racial justice, and other areas of social justice, equity, and care ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Int'l Anti-Street Harassment Day Community Meeting

Hi everyone,

Holla Back Bmore will be hosting a community meeting about street harrassment.

Time -- Sunday, March 20 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location -- Baltimore Free School (1323 N. Calvert; Baltimore, MD)

To learn more about Holla Back check out the website.

And of course there's a Facebook page.

You can read even more about this project reported on by the City Paper.

Soooooooo.... Kidz City is providing childcare at this event! YAY!

Stay tuned for other great happenings with childcare.

Over and out, for now. And yes, we're still yours for the inter-generational revolution.

- Kidz City

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Childcare in the Occupied Capitol Building in Madison, WI

Hello friends!

We've been trying our best to stay tuned in to the struggle of workers to defend their collective bargaining rights in Madison, WI. As workers, we are always aware that our ability to organize and live simple healthy, happy, and connected lives is constantly under attack. As childcare workers, we know the most radical organizing is for our basic needs and dignity.

That's why we were really excited to hear about the childcare space in the occupied capitol building in the latest dispatch released by Baltimorean Ryan Harvey. Thought we'd share it with you too:

Yours for the inter-generational revolution,

Kidz City