Ben’s Bells Project presents Kindness A to Z: an Arizona Speaker Series
Social Justice Parenting: Teaching Kindness as Acts of Radical Change with Mako Fitts Ward
Ben’s Bells 2017-2018 Speaker Series highlights influential Arizona speakers who are helping to build more connected communities through kindness. Featuring both local Tucson and statewide speakers, Kindness A to Z: an Arizona Speaker Series will be informative, entertaining, and motivational. Join us for these casual and engaging evenings that will invite lively discussions and significant insights into how we can create stronger communities when we practice intentional kindness together.
In the daily grind of parenting, we often don’t think about the influence we have in shaping the minds and future contributions of our children as citizens of the world. From “conscious parenting” to everyday acts of kindness, we have the responsibility to give our children the skills to navigate our multicultural, intersectional communities in ways that promote acceptance over intolerance.
As an educator and social justice advocate, Mako Fitts Ward will discuss her journey into motherhood and the challenges of applying ethics of justice, kindness, equality, and integrity into parenting, especially in these contentious political and cultural times. Through the development of what she calls the “Social Justice Parenting Toolkit,” Mako will energize our community around the power of parenting and how teaching kindness and awareness to our children are radical acts of social transformation.