Wanting What’s Best discusses the work of numerous organizations that are working to build a better future. Some featured organizations include:
National Domestic Workers Alliance
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) works to win respect, recognition, and labor rights and protections for the nearly 2.5 million nannies, housecleaners, and homecare workers who do the essential work of caring for our loved ones and our homes.
Hand in Hand: The Domestic Workers Alliance
Hand in Hand is a national network of employers of nannies, housecleaners and home attendants working for dignified and respectful working conditions that benefit the employer and worker alike.
Integrated Schools is growing a grassroots movement of, by and for parents who are intentionally, joyfully and humbly enrolling our children in integrating schools.
College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education.
Resource Generation is a multiracial membership community of young people (18-35) with wealth and/or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.
Repartations4Slavery is an online portal created by a woman who discovered that her family had been slave owners in the American South. It provides resources for others who have found a similar connection and seek to answer the question: now that I know, what do I do? It includes resources to help people understand the nature of institutional racism, how our families fit into the puzzle, and ways we can begin to repair the damage.
Working together to create a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past,
from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned.
Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people.
Download the Discussion Guide for Wanting What’s Best.
Think About Your Parenting Values
Get the Values-Based Parenting Journal (a free printout).
Before you became a parent, you may have dreamed about all the wisdom you were going to impart to your child and all the valuable lessons you were going to teach. Then, you started the all-consuming work of actually being a parent, and all those ideals tend to go on the back burner in the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day.
My hope is that this short journal will give parents of any aged kids a chance to reflect on the role that pressure from our peer group, our families of origins, and the culture at large can play in our parenting decisions, and to think about what values are most important to us as parents and as people.