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  • The Republic of Childhood was started 2 years ago
    • Started from his love of children
    • Embarking on intensive writing workshops
      • includes coding, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, etc.
    • Children's concerns and culture tends to not be on the political map
    • Education tends to be huge bureaucracies
    • If we put children at every step of the way, we'd have a better safer world/community
    • They work in public school system, social housing, public library
    • Based on the UN declaration of the rights of the child (children have the same rights as adults) (
    • Landon Pearson (child advocate) at Carleton University. The name came from a book she wrote.
    • Have adopted 5 schools and library, 
      • program is 2 hours (after school hours) twice a week for 5 weeks
      • the kids are able to find a voice, one that isn't just a right/wrong answer
    • looking to start a children's history month
    • They want to give Children an equal playing field