What if one fall night, as you've done on many other nights, you and your child decide to take a walk around your neighborhood. What if nothing happens but just fun memories and bonding time over discussions of chicken nuggets and the most recent episode of PJ Masks. But what if ... something does happen? This past October, my son, Peter, and I decided to take a night walk to spend some quality time together. We wanted to see the Halloween decorations outside the houses in our Queens neighborhood of Glendale. Our neighborhood is usually very quiet with the exception of local traffic but, on … [Read more...]
The two boys -- one Christian, one Muslim -- share their faiths with each other without judgment or reservation. And through their friendship, our families have grown close. ________ We waited nervously outside the school, my son carrying a backpack that dwarfed his 4-year-old body. Actually, I was the nervous one. As a stay-at-home dad, I struggled with letting my son enter a new world without me. As time ticked away, we realized something was wrong. Instead of throngs of families saying goodbye to their pre-K children, only one other family shared our space. After comparing letters … [Read more...]
Mike Domitrz received a life-changing phone call at age 19. His mom rang him at college to tell him that his sister had been raped.
That inspired Domitrz to, in 2003, start the Date Safe Project. Through interactive presentations, creative educational resources, and unique national initiatives, the Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for creating healthier dating environments, a clearer understanding of “consent” and for raising awareness on the many issues surrounding sexual assault.
Domitrz joins the … [Read more...]