Moms, we need to have a talk about our world right now. It is broken. It is hurting.
And some of us are doing the hurting.
Most of us aren’t actively harming anyone, but we are too often not actively helping either. That stops now.
Here at Lubbock Mom Blog, we are committed to standing with all of our brothers and sisters, and taking action to make our world a safer place for everyone in our communities.
That includes you. And me too.
Many of us get stuck at HOW to actually do this. How can we confront the issues of our time, and raise our little humans to be problem solvers instead of problem instigators, perpetuators, or uninvolved bystanders? Sometimes we only think of BIG change, but often times, we can make a difference by doing small daily things. Reading books about all types of families and main characters. Watching films and TV shows that show main characters that are People of Color, or depict historical events. Following voices on social media that represent a wide range of view points, and most importantly, may not be the ones you see with your very own eyes. Checking out educational resources, listening to podcasts, or supporting social justice organizations. Almost anything we do on a normal basis is something we can make more inclusive. (At our house, the favorite is to read inclusive bedtime stories. This can easily be done on any age level.)
We’ve compiled the list of resources below that you can use as you make it your goal to improve our community, and we encourage you to share resources you’d like to see added. Drop us a line and we’ll update it! (Also – check back frequently for more resources.)
We’re all in this together, Mamas. And I’m confident in our ability to change the world.
Click on a topic to get started:
The Conscious Kid Book subscriptions and reading list
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is a government agency that protects equal access to schools, health services, and other areas. OCR investigates complaints of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age sex, and religion. If you or your child experience discrimination from a government entity (such as a school) or health care provider, you can file a complaint and get assistance. For more information on OCR, what they do, and how to file a complaint, visit their webpage.
Today, Explained (Episodes “I can’t breathe.” Again. and American Nightmare especially)
Dear White People
If Beale Street Could Talk
See You Yesterday
The Hate U Give
When They See Us