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Nov 13th, 2020

Educating and Parenting for Liberation

Join a panel of activist educators and radical parents to discuss lessons, challenges, and triumphs of parenting and educating during Covid and isolation, uprisings for racial justice, the rise of fascism, and more. Let's get unified against oppression and readily use our homes, communities, spaces, and classrooms to fight for human liberation, social justice, systemic change, and true equality. Panelists include Mai'a Williams, China Martens, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, and Akilah S. Richards, moderated by John Mink. Join us!

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Mai'a Williams is a writer, visual artist, and birth worker. She is coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and author of This Is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century.

China Martens is a writer, glamazon, and empty-nest low-income anti-racist white radical single mother. She is author of The Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends & Others, coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, and coeditor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities.

Michelle Cruz Gonzales is a writer and teaches English and creative writing at Las Positas College. She's the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band.

Akilah S. Richards is a public speaker, the founder of Raising Free People Network, and author of Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work.

Moderated by John Mink, a social studies teacher who has worked at the high school and adult school levels, and who refuses to hide his political radicalism from his students. He is editor of Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom and the Teaching Resistance column in Maximum Rockandroll.

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