Do not dismiss comic books, and how important they are in tempting folks back into reading…. Riddle Me This by Candice Watkins
A great, well thought out, post from Senga White NZ who pulls together the fabulous BBC iReporter and the critical thinking competencies of the curriculum.
A really great presentation from Session 218 – Collections, Ethics, Perspective, and Voice: Reaching Out to the Hard to Reach – Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group – IFLA WLIC 2018 from Brittany Jacobs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States on picture books that you may want to include in your collection.
A really great article from Jennifer Baker on why we need to have books that explore privilege in our discussion on the importance of diverse books in libraries.
Watch Bibi Barba read the Uluru Statement from the Heart at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
Bibi Barba, Artists in the Black Coordinator, and Robyn Ayres, CEO of Arts Law, attended WIPO’s Intergovernment Committee in August. Could this be the first time the Uluru Statement was transcribed in French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian?
It’s about time that the Governments of Australia recognised and made progress on the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
I’m raising a son, in a world which is saturated with sexist and misogynist advertising and movies. But I always make the point of calling out the behaviours to him. We now have a game where if we watch a movie, we call out the behaviour. (Like we did with saying Language whenever anything colourful is said).
I’ve got nieces, and great nieces though and they’re in a world which I think is perhaps more conservative now than when I was younger. A world in which they’re judged more, and I hate it.
So when I came across these two posts I wanted to share them with you, education empowers and can over power these barriers.
That’s Just One More Barrier to Coming Forward
A professor who studies teens and sexual violence on the very obvious reason girls don’t report these crimes.
One in Ten Girls Is Catcalled Before Age 11
A series of Tips on How Parents Can Protect and Empower Their Daughters.
We can stop this now. Call it out, encourage everyone to call it out. Stop it before more lives are damaged.
Cultural appropriation is a stain on our society. At it’s foundation is the earliest and most enduring ideal – that people who belong to a marginalised culture are somehow less human. Teen Vogue has brought together six young women to discuss cultural appropriation. It’s a short video that is worth watching several times.