Ahhhh, summer. It's what we've all been waiting for! Outdoor concerts, camping, and vitamin D! I'm excited to dig in the dirt with my children, retreat to forests to hug some trees, howl at the moon, and plan for a special year of programs and activities for Children's CommUNITY.
One thing I'm excited about is the Birchwood International Markets going on the last Friday of each summer month. More info can be found in the post below. We hope to see you there- dancing, eating, and building commUNITY.
What are YOUR favorite summer activities/traditions/outdoor parks/family getaways/loose-parts-play ideas/books/games? We would love to hear from you!
Come by the Children's CommUNITY and Frankenfrills Apparel tables at the Birchwood International Market!
This large open air market will celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Birchwood, Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest. Bring the family or a friend to the commercial heart of the Birchwood neighborhood and shop local vendors, eat, and play. Featuring cultural performances, music, and art.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH
OLD ALBERTSON’S PARKING LOT
CORNER OF NORTHWEST AND MAPLEWOOD
We came across this interesting article about the history of Mother's Day: http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/16307-celebrating-the-true-meaning-of-mothers-day.
In recognition of the inability and choice for some folks to not become "mothers", how can we celebrate Mother's Day in a way that honors women, peace, and nonviolence?
I LOVED these ideas...
1. Honor Marginalized Mothers
2. Get Active! Raise awareness of issues affecting moms and children such as #BringBackOurGirls
3. Buy local fair-trade flowers... or go pick your own!
Let's share the special ways we could celebrate Mother's Day beyond the brunches, flowers, and spa days? (don't get me wrong, I love me some brunch)! Looking forward to hearing from YOU.
Thank you to Whatcom Community Foundation for supporting Children's CommUNITY to participate in the group delegation team from Whatcom County. Feeling inspired to engage in RADICAL IMAGINATION to create change after being part of a community of 4000 folks committed to equity work.
2 of our favorite speakers to check out: Edna Chavez and Angela Glover Blackwell.
Inspiring Opening Plenary by Dr. Glover Blackwell:
"What if your child had a superpower that could help him or her be a nicer friend, a better student, make wiser choices, and calm down from stressful situations?" -Live Happy May 2018 issue.
Our Social Justice Superhero program starting in Bellingham April 14 will explore the superpower of mindfulness! Register today!!
Monica and Julie will be presenting an Equity and Cultural Humility workshop on 2 dates (April 5th and 18th)! Made possible by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center and a Project Neighborly grant from Whatcom Community Foundation!
Feel free to leave a comment or question on our blog.
Click here to download the flyer! We hope to connect with you there!
The Riveter's Collective is holding a powerful workshop: Let's Talk: Stretching Our Edges on Race and Privilege Sunday February 11th from 2pm to 4:30pm.
Bring your kids! Children's Community will be providing fresh new children's content and engaging equity activities.
Please RSVP through Eventbrite.
Chilidren's CommUNITY is honored to present a children's equity workshop addressing race and inclusion at the 20th Annual MLK Human Rights Conference! All are welcome, and content is geared for ages 0-7.
LOOKING FOR MEANINGFUL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY GIFTS?
Give clothing and books that warm the soul!
Frankenfrills Apparel Sold at these local events:
Fairhaven Holiday Market
on the green, next to Village Books
Saturday, November 25th
12 noon to 5pm
The First Friday Art Walk at BAAY
1059 N. State Street
Friday, December 1st
5:30pm to 9:30pm
Check out the "Enroll" section to learn more about our 6-week diversity program! This course will encourage conversations and activities addressing race, LGBTQ+ community, class, varying abilities, and religion.
What does your family do to celebrate diversity? We would love to hear your ideas about activities and ways you engage in courageous conversations about inclusiveness. Looking forward to hearing from you!