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.SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH EVERYDAY ACTIONS
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Originally created for a session run by Janet Wong and Dr. Sylvia Vardell, of Pomelo Books 
for the International Literacy Association‘s annual conference

“If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”  ~ Betty Reese

7  SMALL CHANGES…reconsider what you do each day:

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  1. BYO chopsticks, straws, spork to restaurants. One friend adds: “I always choose cones over ice cream in a cup. Can’t beat an edible container.”
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  2. Science says save the toilet seat liner. 2 min video: http://bit.ly/2tCg6UX [bonus: my body sculpt teacher reminds me that squatting is great for thighs!]
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  3. A teacher I know donates art supplies and books to teachers in poorer districts at the end of the year.
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  4. One of my friends gives a magazine to give to a child or teen when he travels. He brings a National Geographic, saying it’s one that those from a disadvantaged culture will understand. He says,” If all overseas travelers to Asia do this, nearly 5 million young people per year could benefit. (Estimate based on National Travel and Tourism Office’s (NTTO) Visitor Arrivals Program).”
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  5. One of my friends joined three neighborhood free-sharing sites—there are many! (My 95-year-old Uncle Davie needed a special kind of walker. I posted a request for one on a local site called NextDoor…and within two days, three people offered exactly what Uncle D needed.)
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  6. Do your friends and family really need more stuff? (see: www.storyofstuff.com) Instead, consider honoring birthdays, anniversaries, etc, with a donation to a non-profit in their name. (I donate to each of these organizations depending on which friend and for what occasion: Committee to Protect Journalists, National Resources Defense Council, Peace Action, Southern Poverty Law Center, Snopes.com, etc.)
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  7. .Please buy or order your books from your local independent bookstore (or from IndieBound, which will direct you to your local store.) If you don’t—if we don’t—local indies will wither and die. The extra bucks you spend are an investment in the future. If people aren’t informed, they don’t vote.

EDUCATE.

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 USE EXISTING TOOLS.

9-24-14 COLOR running past ballot box

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ASK A FRIEND OR TWO TO HELP YOU.
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signs created at our 2007 work party before the “No More Broken Hearts” rally and march
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BECOME A CONDUIT.
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LIGHT A FIRE.

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SPEAK SOFTLY.

Deer and me and Mom

HEAL YOURSELF FIRST, AND THE WORLD SECOND.

Rain!  10-15-09

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I am only one, / But still I am one. / I cannot do everything​, / But still I can do something; / And because I cannot do everything, / I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. ~ Edward Everette Hale
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April Halprin Wayland  www.aprilwayland.com PAC: Authors and Illustrators for Children


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