In January of 2017, my six-year-old daughter and I were driving home from the grocery store when I encountered a new phase of my life as a father and professional. I was busy thinking about dinner when she asked, “Why would they want to build a wall? Will we still be able to see Vito (great grandfather in Juarez, Mexico)?” I could not stay silent.
This website is for anyone who does not want to stay silent. OurChildrenAreListening is a space to think critically about the world our children are growing up in. You are not the only one fearing the messages of (in)justice and (in)equity children are bound to encounter as they discover the world. Whether it’s about racism, addiction, Native American relations, suicide, child sex trafficking, or the other countless messages we experience personally, our children are listening and experiencing them too.
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