We are a group of people here to provide childcare to support social justice work. We are a new collective, founded in 2015. We provide childcare for meetings and events hosted by grassroots organizations that focus on racial and economic justice. We strive to provide fun and engaging childcare for the children of our movements. We believe that kids should enjoy themselves and be informed about the work their parents are doing! We believe that making it possible for families to participate in organizing together is part of the long term effort to build intergenerational movements for liberation.
Whereas paid childcare is often more sustainable for providers and organizations alike we are aware that is simply not possible for all organizations. Therefore we are committed to providing volunteer childcare to grassroots organizations and movements focused on racial & economic justice. We are primarily focusing on organizations led by immigrant families, low income parents/caregivers and people of color. We are committed to providing these organizations with competent, patient, and politicized childcare providers for one time events or ongoing meetings.
We see childcare as a political act. Women and parents are often excluded from movement work because of lack of support and this is not only detrimental to them but to the movement as a whole, as it lacks their valuable insight, contributions, and leadership.