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Little Justice Leaders Blog

Back to School

Back to School

We like to talk about our welcoming power; the power we have to be noticers – people who see someone needing welcome. People who make space. Who see and celebrate differences. People who understand that there is always room for another story, a new angle, a new friend. 

Neurodiversity in Your Neighborhood

Neurodiversity in Your Neighborhood

by Allison Banta We live in a tiny delight of a neighborhood. The houses are old, the streets are crooked – giant old tree roots rumple the asphalt like waves, making hills and jumps for the braver bike riders. These streets haven’t been repaved in 40 years, and...

Fighting Food Insecurity in Community

Fighting Food Insecurity in Community

by Allison Banta According to the most recent estimates, 1 in 6 kids in this country has experienced food insecurity. 1 in 6. That means when I send my kids to school, an average of 3-4 kids in each of their classes came to school hungry. This is true on any given...

Gender Identity – Talk About It.

Gender Identity – Talk About It.

by Allison Banta Talking to kids about gender, pronouns, and identity can be overwhelming. Maybe you had the opportunity to grow up in a family that was good at those conversations. Perhaps openness and curiosity and acceptance have always been your way of life. If...