The Socially Just Parenting Project

The Socially Just Parenting Project provides resources and a forum for parents who want to raise children who will see the world through a social justice lens and be committed to promoting social justice.

Parenting-for-Social-Justice-3.2.11-007.jpgWe believe that children are socialized from very early on into a social world that is characterized by historically constructed systems of injustice: racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, and so on.  This socialization continues throughout one’s life and it shapes the lenses through which we view ourselves, others, and the world around us.  A primary way to begin to refashion the social world in a more just way is to provide our children with a critical perspective on the social world and their own socialization.  Since this socialization begins very early (by 3-4 years old), we believe that socially just parenting should begin very early as well.

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The SJPP is Co-Directed by David S. Owen and Marian R. Vasser.