Everyday Advocacy: “Verbing” Diversity

Jenna Nemec-Loise


The glorious Jacqueline Woodson has said, “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.”

As someone who has struggled these many moons to pinpoint what “diversity” means for libraries, I’m blown away by this definition. Only Jackie could capture the essence of such a complex idea while at the same time drawing out its intentionality and purposefulness. Diversity isn’t just something we think about. It’s something we do.

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Jacqueline Woodson, quoted in Claire Kirch, “BEA 2014: Jacqueline Woodson: Remembering a Brown Girl’s Childhood,” Publishers Weekly, May 30, 2014, accessed June 1, 2015, www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/62630-bea-2014-jacqueline-woodson-remembering-a-brown-girl-s-childhood.html.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/cal.13n3.36


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