“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” – Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.
The month of March is an amazing month of celebrations of the freedom of information, literacy and sharing stories. The entire month is National Women’s History Month and there is no better time to celebrate the stories of the “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.” The 2024 theme recognizes women who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions. Women from every background have long realized that an uneven playing field will never bring equality or justice. Many feel the critical need to speak up and work harder for fairness in our institutions and social interactions. We recognize the example of women who are committed to embracing everyone and excluding no one in our common quest for freedom and opportunity. They understand that people change with the help of families, teachers and friends, and that young people need to learn the value of hearing from different voices with different points of view as they grow up. That’s where the power of storytelling is. Coincidently, World Storytelling Day is March 20th, a worldwide celebration of Oral Storytelling. The goal is to celebrate the art of storytelling with all people worldwide, both listeners and storytellers. This year’s theme is “Building Bridges.” When we celebrate the stories of women that focus on a positive future, equity, and justice we will build bridges.
Your library can help you learn more about the amazing women who have changed and contributed to history. You can tell their stories. All you need is your library card.
“Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg