I Took My Kids to the Protest (HuffingtonPost 1/6/2015)

Photo by Darriana Donegan

“Children don’t belong at protests.”

 

I’ve heard many perspectives on this issue in the years I’ve hovered around activist spaces. They all bounced around in my mind as I debated whether to take my own kids (ages 6 and 4) to one of the Des Moines protests after Darren Wilson was declared a free man despite killing Michael Brown.