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Monday, March 31, 2008

Commercial Free Childhood

This is off-topic, but worthy. One of my personal missions is to shield our kids from commercialism without being a nut about it. It started with avoiding logo clothing so they don't become walking billboards for Disney or The Gap, not patronizing Big Fast Food so they won't grow to associate a happy childhood with a Happy Meal, and avoiding commercial character playthings. Now, I notice advertising to our children everywhere!

And so I'm taking two days this Friday and Saturday (with opening reception Thursday evening) to attend the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood's 6th summit conference in Boston. I can't ever remember attending a conference that didn't give me continuing education credits for my career, but it feels good to be going to this one as a first.

If any of you would care to join me - if you just happen to share this passion in addition to one about equality and balance - drop me an email and I'd love to meet up with you!


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