I will be posting very soon about KCCA’s involvement with Freedom University, the Women and Girls in Georgia conference at UGA, Occupy Atlanta, and GSU student group Georgia Students for Higher Public Education, but for now I just want to get out a short list of upcoming events. (We’re having some issues with our calendar at the moment so this will have to suffice.)
What: Radical Childcare Organizer Training
When: Wednesday, October 26th, 6:30 PM
Where: Troy Davis Park, formerly known as Woodruff Park, near the Childcare tent.
Why: Occupy Atlanta (assuming it lasts until Wednesday – I am hopeful) desperately needs childcare, and especially childcare organizers. Frankly, ATLANTA needs more childcare organizers. This training will specifically address the logistics of coordinating childcare in an occupied park, as well as basic volunteer procedures and expectations, and a short discussion about what radical childcare is and why it is needed in the first place. (This is not the focus of the training however, please come if you are interested in learning how to organize childcare and contributing to Occupy Atl or KCCA in general in this capacity.)
What: Pizza and Story Time with KCCA
When: Sunday, November 6th, at 2pm
Where: Charis Books and More in Little Five Points
Why: Because KCCAers are ready to kick back with some adults and kids and eat some pizza and chill! We will be reading books about awesome kids who don’t conform to gender norms. (My Princess Boy, The Boy with Pink Hair, and possibly more.) Please bring yourself and your little ones if you have them. The pizza and the event is free, although donations are welcome! Come meet KCCA folks at our first kid-focused Atlanta event at your local independent feminist bookstore!
Also, look out for the upcoming book Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind (visit the blog HERE,) which will include my essay “Radical Childcare Collective Start-Up Notes” to help folks interested in organizing childcare collectives!
Also, thank you to Nive, Sam, and Zahra who traveled up to Athens recently to help out with childcare at the Women and Girls in Georgia conference at UGA. Y’all rock!