As a white mom and educator, I wanted to figure out... How can I do better?
Mollie M. Monahan, Ph.D.
I always thought of myself as a "good white" person. After all, I did my best to be kind to everyone. I never thought I participated in racism until my first Black supervisor (I was age 18) called me out on some stuff I had no idea I was doing.
I was shocked. I got defensive. But when I had enough time to calm down, apologize and reflect, I wondered...
What else am I missing about everyday racism?
That question lead to some answers and action, and even more questions.
That's where the building blocks for LOVE KIDS started coming together.
It is everything I wish I had known before college, career, and kids of my own.
It is 20+ years of my learning - showing up, messing up, being called out and in and figuring out how to do better - distilled down into 8-units of essential knowledge and skills.
That process, for me, is ongoing. It is the most humanizing, humbling and deeply joyful experience I've ever had.
We do this work in COMMUNITY, led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Social Justice Kids is an invited member of the Equity Institute Collective of diverse DEI trainers, based out of the Pacific Northwest and spanning worldwide.
Just as the daily practice of LOVE KIDS holds me accountable to my own continued capacity building for racial justice, it can work for you, too.
Now, more than ever, it is time for us to create a more racially just future, with and for the KIDS we LOVE.
Let's do it together. I can't wait to share LOVE KIDS with you!