Childhood Experiences with Human Dignity Project: Adults Remember

Human Dignity in Childhood Project:

Childhood Experiences with Human Dignity: Adults Remember

As children we all experience many positive and negative feelings from our interactions with the adult world. Some how when we become adults and we interact with children we often forget the feelings and meanings associated with these interactions. Hence, as adults our interactions with children often recycle much of what we forgot causing children in our world to experience both the bad and the good of our own childhoods.

This project provides you with an opportunity to contribute to a collection of stories about childhood. Not just any stories, but stories dealing with foundational experiences that often shape us as we move through life. These experiences are linked to the idea of human dignity.

While human dignity is an idea not easily defined in words, it is something that experience teaches us can be supported or violated. Childhood is not a time in our lives we normally associate with having human dignity. Yet childhood is often a time period when it is most important.

 Childhood and Human Dignity: Adults Remember project provides a space where you can share your childhood experiences with Human Dignity. It provides a space where you can remember and connect with your childhood. It provides a space where you can see first hand the importance of connecting human dignity to the children in your lives. By sharing your stories with others you can help build a community connected through and supported by these important experiences.

To contribute your stories to the project just provide your responses to the following:  

Definition:

What is your definition of ‘human dignity’?

Background:

As you describe your childhood experiences with human dignity, be sure to indicate (1) your age now (2) your age when these things happened and (3) where (country, town, etc.) you had the experiences.

Experiences:

  1. Describe at least 2 examples where you felt adults supported your human dignity when you were a child. (For each example, give as many details as you can and describe how you felt).
  2. Describe at least 2 examples where you felt adults violated your human dignity when you were a child. (For each example, give as many details as you can and describe how you felt.)

Your stories may be sent to: childhumandignity@gmail.com

Permission: When you contribute your stories to this project you are giving your permission for them to be included in book designed to provide a global look at adult remembrances of childhood experiences with human dignity.  

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