The Promise of Centering Childhood in Social Justice Education

By: David Charles Metler

Confucius once said that “we have two lives, and the second one begins when we realize we only have one.” Social justice education has two awareness deepening lifecycle journeys. The first begins when you connect your personal experience to a systemic level and the second one begins when you realize social justice begins with childhood.

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Center for Partnership Studies

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Published March 2021

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Kindred World

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Published March 2021

The Promise of Childism in Imagining Transformation:

Reimagining the Future of Activism

By: David Charles Metler

Activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Innovation in activism begins with a new clarity of sight; seeing activism clearly, seeing the past clearly, seeing ourselves clearly, seeing the roots of oppression clearly,  and seeing our interdependence clearly. It starts in the imagination...

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Published May 2021

Childism Institute

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Inner Passport is inspiring changemakers to embrace the interdependence of all levels of change to maximize social justice impact.  

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Inner Passport is based on the metaphor of a passport which allows access to our outer world. Inner Passport is about access to our inner world and the "stamps" of this world are interdependence, paradox, forgiveness, integrity, wisdom, trust, and love 

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Inner Passport highlights the significance of transforming our relationship with childhood in accessing our greatest impact for social justice

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Inner Passport affirms social justice in everyday moments within our interdependent relationships with ourselves, our families, or communities, and our larger ecology

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