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Camera Walks & "What if?" Talks
Camera Walks &

                                             Issue 16  

"The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children.” —Nelson Mandela
LISTENING TO CHILDREN
What do you value most about your community? What do you wish you could change? As citizens of a democracy, adults grapple with seemingly simple, yet highly complex questions.
What if children were asked these same questions from an early age? What if we listened to their answers? 
We believe a community that listens to children is one that values and respects the participation of all citizens—from childhood through adulthood.
This week, practice listening to our future. Practice listening to children.
A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW
 @HOME EXPERIENCE
COMMUNITY CAMERA WALK
Seeing the world through the lens of children leaves a lasting impression. This week, embark on a Neighborhood Camera Trek
Enjoy the view...from your child's eyes! Invite them to capture meaningful people, places, pets or landscapes using a digital camera or smartphone.
Be open to surprises and the beauty of unexpected framing, angles, and subjects!
Share your camera comrade's "snaps" using our hashtag #PDXcmAtHome.
 "BE HEARD" BOOKLIST
RECOMMENDED READS
Peruse these pages for all ages that honor the unique viewpoints and contributions of children.
Whoever You Are, our differences can unite us and strengthen the world.
To explore how seemingly unrelated actions can create community ask, What Can a Citizen Do?
Share The Best Part of Me to celebrate what we each value about ourselves.
BOOKS THAT BIND US
WHAT IF?
"What if" thinking is playful and creative. It’s a way to identify problems and propose solutions.
It invites our imaginative brain to play with our problem-solving brain. "What if" thinking dwells in possibility. It challenges the status quo and agitates complacency. It feels hopeful.
Join Opal School Teacher-Researcher & Administrator Tara Papandrew in asking What If? in this recent blog post.
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"The right to hope & the right to the future must always be the right
of children & of adults.” —Carlina Rinaldi
 
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