Thing 15

why am I in si

Advocacy for libraries:

I would see the need to advocate for library staff. But do you know what, I’m not going to start here!

I am a member of an International Womens organisation Soroptimist International.

We work to create a better world for women and girls through local, national and international projects. Our federation has been granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations where we advocate for women and girls. Social media is certainly a great tool for advocacy.

I was fascinated by this Teach-in during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign organised by Rutgers University in New Jersey. Have a look at #GBVTeachIn to see the activity.

Quoting from the pdf they circulated below

Teach-ins are a series of several, continuous tweets from a single source that revolve around social justice topics. Linked together with a unique hashtag, teach-ins are essentially tweetable lectures that are meant to educate a wide, general audience”


Feel free to follow SI Sligo & District on twitter! New members welcome locally and in our clubs nationwide.



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