SXSW 2020 Panel Picker Idea: Teaching Kids How to Care Can Change the World

SXSW added a new track this year: Connections and Culture. This is my submission for the 2020 Panel Picker. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104330
While we teach, we learn. 

It’s not an easy topic to discuss but parents and caregivers can be the best teachers of social justice. Social justice lessons are learning what happens in the movement to secure basic human rights and establish equal opportunities for all citizens. These are powerful lessons that teach our kids to care.

Having social justice discussions with the kids can help explain some of the difficult current events impacting our world. These lessons are also opportunities to teach our kids how to discuss controversial issues with people who don’t agree with them. That’s a skill that can change anyone’s world.

Teaching kids how to care will change them, us and our world. 

Session Takeaways

  • How social justice discussions help students form their own belief system beyond their family and immediate community.
  • How learning about social justice teaches empathy – a necessary tool our future work force especially in the tech industry. 
  • How to have age-appropriate discussions about social justice issues that can lead to taking action.

VOTE for my idea: https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104330

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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