So, KCCA is almost halfway into our second year as an organization and we have accomplished so much. There is SO much going on in Atlanta right now, and of course in the US and around the globe in terms of the people fighting back against capitalism, racism, classism, etc. KCCA has been involved in amazing things – Freedom University, Occupy Atlanta, the Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives, and bridge-building between so many awesome social justice organizations. It is time for those of us who are dedicated to childcare activism as an integral part of building the world we want to see to come together and talk about our vision for childcare activism in the coming months and year. We are having a planning meeting on Sunday, December 4th, at 6pm at Charis Books and More in Little Five Points. Click HERE and RSVP to the Facebook event, and Join our FB Group.
If you have never been to a KCCA meeting, now is the perfect time to start getting plugged in! We don’t just need folks to help take care of kids (although we do need them!) We also need organizers to help with a myriad of tasks, like creating and administering trainings, outreach, fundraising, website maintenance, volunteer coordination, and media (helping us put together the documentary we’ve been working on, creating flyers, etc.) Whatever your skill set, we can put it to use!
Hope to see lots of new faces at the meeting this Sunday!
Other Radical Childcare News
In other news, the awesome zine series Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind (follow the link to the blog) is being turned into a book set to be published by PM press soon and my essay “Radical Childcare Collective Start-Up Notes” is officially going to be in it! From their website:
“Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind is a book geared towards the non-parent radical community on ways to be an ally to the parent(s) in their midst.
Over the past five years, we have been collecting stories, how-to lists and words of advice on how to support caretakers and children in the radical and activist community for the zine series Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind. Now we are taking those experiences–plus more– and turning them into a book!
Let’s make a better world WITHOUT leaving out the mamas, papas, partners, child-care providers & children!”
9 to 5 Working Women’s Atlanta branch, one of our beloved partners, has informed us that they will be honoring KCCA at their upcoming Winter Social. We are so honored ourselves to be able to work with the awesome Mamas and their children at 9 to 5. Thank you 9 to 5 for all the amazing work you do!
Project South is having a fundraiser that I encourage everybody to attend!
“Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide was founded in Epps, Alabama in 1986. Why? That year, leading Civil Rights workers were federally charged with voter fraud for registering Black absentee voters in West Alabama. Several organizations came together to launch a national campaign called “I’ll Vote On” to fight the charges and ensure voting rights for Black Communities.
Project South emerged from these struggles.
On Saturday, December 3rd from 7 pm to midnight, we will honor TWENTY-FIVE years of movement building, organizing and resistance in Atlanta, across the Southeast and Southwest, and beyond.
We invite you to honor the victories and struggles of the past twenty-five years with southern blues and international reggae, delicious soul food, and hand-crafted cocktails.
Join us as we celebrate the fearless founders, members, allies, and freedom fighters who have paved the way for the next 25 years.
Save $5 and buy your tickets NOW! ”
Thanks for reading!