As you can see I am not blacking out today but I do support the movement. To me, when Dr. King spoke of peaceful resistant he did it through voice and action. There is a time to be silent but not when you’re a teacher. Students don’t always understand silence. I believe we can send a strong message through the power of the keyboard and our voices. I would not want to be silenced because too many people lost their lives to give us our voices.
Writers Against Racism: In Blog News
January 18, 2012 By
In blog news…
Bur Bur and Friends bloggers, Kakie Fitzsimmons and JoAnne Pastel are sharing ways to advocate for special needs kids. Their books are used to teach about diversity in schools. “When you need to write a letter to your child’s school to communicate a problem or a request, it’s a really good idea to mention what is working for your child as well. It helps to resolve a negative situation if you know what works well for a student.”
Over at Mitali’s Firescape, she’s putting it right out there. Hey, we need more Latino books and more. Check out her table! (Mitali will also be visiting my school in March and I am thrilled beyond words.)
Writing Objects blog by Neesha Memimger is choosing NOT to black out her blog, as am I, but she does, however, share resources. Stop SOPA and IPA and any other act they concoct to take away freedom on the internet.