Good morning! Our trip through three countries put miles between me and politics and now I am ready to hunker down for the home count!
Action: Spread this information in any way you can.
Just in time for the new school year. . .
The Brooklyn Public Library is offering a free eCard for ages 13-21 through their Books Unbanned initiative giving LGBTQ members access to eBooks.
Sources for LIBRARIANS:
Hope in a Box offers inclusive books, curriculum guides, Community-building, mentorship, and training around LGBTQ-inclusive education for librarians.
The American Library Association (ALA) has a free tool kit for librarians.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) also has a tool kit for librarians.
GLSEN Rainbow Library sends free LGBTQ+ affirming K-12 text sets to schools across select states. Full-time staff members at schools in AL, AR, AZ, CT, DE, FL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI are eligible.
Sources for ANYONE:
The ALA also runs a program “Unite Against BookBans” for anyone to combat misrepresentation by providing talking points, social media tools, and actions to take.
Gender Cool offers fresh, intersectional opportunities for collaboration in school, businesses and other organizations.
Numerous public libraries provide LBGTQ resources. Contact your local public library to see what they have. If they don’t have any specific programs, give them the librarians’ information above.
Here is a sample:
Seattle https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/social-justice/lgbtq/lgbtq-community-resources Boston https://www.bpl.org/we-are-pride/
Los Angele: https://www.lapl.org/lgbtqia
Washington D.C. https://www.dclibrary.org/bannedbooks
I may be sending posts more than once a week as the midterm elections draw near. Stay tuned! Betty