It is a complex time to be a parent. Our climate is in crisis, and economic inequality is deepening. Racialized violence is spreading, and school shootings are escalating. How do we, as parents, cultivate in our children a love of the earth, a cry for justice, and a commitment to nonviolence? Where do we place our bodies so we teach our kids that resistance is crucial and change is possible? What practices do we hold as a family to encourage them to work with their hands, honor their hearts, and nurture their spirits?
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann has recently edited The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World which calls upon our collective wisdom to wrestle with the questions, navigate the challenges, offer concrete practices, and remind parents of the sacredness of the work. Written by parents who are also writers, pastors, teachers, organizers, artists, gardeners, and activists, this anthology offers a diversity of voices and experiences on topics that include education, money, anti-racism, resistance, spirituality, disability justice, and earth care.
Lydia joins us to talk about some of those collective questions that ache in all of us who are loving kids into this uncertain future. She will be joined by her father, Bill Wylie-Kellermann who is also a contributor to the book, to talk about loving kids and fighting for justice spanning multiple generations.