Here's a sampling of our childhood inclusion and safety projects.
parenting safe children
Adults are responsible for keeping children safe from sexual abuse - and child sexual abuse can be prevented. Here's how:
- Educate yourself about how child sexual abuse happens.
- Speak with all of your children's caregivers about body safety.
Just as you keep your children safe when bicycling, swimming, cooking, or driving, you can also keep your children safe from sexual abuse.
We believe that keeping children safe is a community imperative, that's why parents from High Tech, Westerly Creek, Swigert, Bill Roberts, and Isabella Bird schools have come together to partner with Parenting Safe Children to bring you this illuminating workshop.
Join us - the prevent plan starts with YOU!
What's your story?
We have partnered with a Daring Way professional, to bring us a workshop on the Story Rumble in Our Communities that enables us to bridge our divides. We believe that through constructive and uncomfortable conversations about privilege and bias we can build connections and a common bond. When we do this, we rise strong together.
The Rising Strong Process includes:
- The Reckoning: walking into our story
- The Rumble: owning our story
- The Revolution: writing a new ending and changing how we engage with the world
Join us - courage is contagious! Dates to be announced.
What's your solution?
We have partnered with Girls Driving for a Difference to bring this compelling design thinking workshop to focus on building a cadre of solutions in our community.
Design Thinking is a methodology used to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions. A design mindset is not problem-focused, but solution-focused and action-oriented toward creating a preferred future.
Join us to discover your unique strengths and deploy solutions that support childhood inclusion and safety.
Be part of the solution! Dates to be announced.
being ñ Film Screening
The ñ Experience, is an engaging 90 minute presentation that combines a screening of the documentary “being ñ” infused with directors cut-style commentary from the film’s star and co-director Denise Soler Cox, offering viewers a unique perspective on the film and an unforgettable live experience.
In 90 minutes, Denise leads the audience on a powerful journey of cultural self-discovery and personal reflection. The result is a heartfelt, humorous and interactive experience that offers audiences a refreshing perspective on how to talk about culture and the feelings we all share around acceptance.
Post screening we will host a dynamic panel discussion on the film and themes of culture, acceptance, bias, and privilege.
MISS REPRESENTATION SCREENING
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.
The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.
Post screening we will host a moving panel discussion on the film and themes of gender, media, bias, and privilege.
Join us for this eye opening event! Date to be announced.
The Mask you live in SCREENING
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.
Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.
The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
Post screening we will host a compelling panel discussion on the film and themes of gender, culture, bias, and privilege.
Join us for this insightful event! Date to be announced.