Learning from RBG

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Dear Friends of Leaps of Imagination,          

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most powerful role models we could have imagined, and a force that today’s young women, girls, and boys will forever emulate. Her fight to hold on in her last months and days parallels her commitment to equity and change-making over the course of her lifetime.

Where did that fight come from? Let’s share her story with our children so they might pick up from where she left off.

imagesWhat enabled me to take part in the effort to free our daughters and sons to achieve whatever their talents equipped them to accomplish, with no artificial barriers blocking their way?  First, a mother who, by her example, made reading a delight and counseled me constantly to ‘be independent,’ able to fend for myself, whatever fortune might have in store for me.  
Second, teachers who influenced or encouraged me in my growing-up years.” *

As teachers, mothers, friends, and family members, we can nurture young minds. Coach our children. Hold their hands when they’re approaching a speed bump. Urge them to take a leap over it.

We are living in stressful times. Our kids must believe in themselves. We can help them to re-charge. To renew their power. For they will be the ones who will soon be fighting to preserve what’s right.

Teaching for the future,  Nancy Harris Frohlich

 

“There is no overestimating the quickening of mind, the stir of soul, the immense swell of inspired idealism, which great role models can spark in the young.” Maria Popover, Brainpickings, 9.20.20

*NYT RBG 10/01/2016

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