Parenting for Social Justice Book Group at Brooks Memorial Library

Starts in 21 Days, 1 Hour

April 12, 2023 6:00 pm

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  • April 12, 2023
  • May 10, 2023

Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room

224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. in Brattleboro, will host a monthly book group centered on Parenting for Social Justice: Tips, Tools, and Inspiration for Conversations and Action with Kids. Published in 2021 by Green Writers Press, this book is authored by the late Angela Berkfield, a social justice educator, organizer, parent, and beloved community member who passed away last year after her journey with breast cancer. The book is co-authored by Chrissy Colón Bradt, Leila Raven, Jaimie Lynn Kessell, Rowan Parker, and Abigail Healey.

The focus is on parenting, but all who are connected to caregiving are welcome. The group will be facilitated by local parent, educator, and organizer Abby Mnookin. Jackie MacNeish, Parenting 4 Social Justice educational outreach/curriculum developer, has created the Community of Practice Discussion Guide.
Each month is an opportunity to dive deep into one of the book chapters about parenting for social justice, with a highlight on race, class, gender, disability, and collective liberation. The goal of both the book and the group is to support parents and caregivers in raising kids who love themselves, others, and are compelled to show up for social justice.

Discussions will support participants in initiating age-appropriate and engaging conversations with kids about social justice issues, as well as ideas for taking action as families–from making protest signs and attending a local march, to trying healing meditations and consciously getting involved with local organizing.

There is no cost for participation, with snacks and childcare provided. The venue is accessible to people in wheelchairs. To sign up or if you have questions, email Abby at

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