The Free-Range Parenting Firestorm

By Steven Wright (United States) By now, many of you have heard the story about the Meitiv family in Silver Spring, MD and their “free-range” parenting style who have been investigated by CPS for child neglect simply because they have allowed their kids to walk to and from their local park on their own. Danielle…

Tyler

Video by YouthFX (United States) “Tyler Rhodes, 17, of Albany, NY was stabbed to death on Saturday April 30th, 2011 during a fight with two teenagers at a city park. TYLER tells his story through the memories of his mother Stacey and the voices of young people who knew him. As we witness Stacey’s grief…

Activism

People Are What Make Activism Essential

By Julia Sick (United States) A few months ago, I was talking with Diana Skelton, a member of the ATD Fourth World International Leadership Team. We were sitting by the window in a small bar and  discussing the benefits of intercultural exchange across ATD Fourth World’s many teams. The benefits seemed obvious to me–being exposed…

#EmbraceBlackLife

By asha bandele (United States) In May of 1857, having just heard of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott case (for those of us thinking of Travyon Martin today, ironically it was filed as Dred Scott v Sandford), which in effect validated the existence of slavery and seemed to ensure its continuance, the great abolitionist,…