Creating SAFE SPACE for ALL GENDERS in Public and Educational Settings involves a way of speaking that fundamentally includes everybody all the time and interrupts the cycle of gender stereotypes and assumptions.
These agreements are designed to support adults in modeling gender-inclusive practices for kids. The Protocol also negotiates and respects privacy and safety in our current culture of oppression.
This is big, social justice work, but as usual, it's made up of many small, meaningful steps. Ideally engaging all 12 agreements is the goal but just beginning with one or two of the agreements will set a cascading effect of systemic change.
Why is this important?
LANGUAGE is one of the most effective and immediate ways everybody can create change. By establishing inclusive ways to speak, it moves us toward greater equity and respect between all genders and helps establish safe spaces for children free of the pressure of expectations.
Explore More: Dive into our quick 3 part primer, What are We Really Saying to Kids? and explore how to use language to be more inclusive.