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handout originally created for a session run by Janet Wong and Dr. Sylvia Vardell, of Pomelo Books
for the International Literacy Association‘s annual conference

  SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH EVERYDAY ACTIONS

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

RECONSIDER EVERYDAY ACTIONS. 

Step 1 Open refrigerator --

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 EDUCATE.

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 USE EXISTING TOOLS.

9-24-14 COLOR running past ballot box

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ASK A FRIEND TO HELP YOU ORGANIZE.

small Feb. 3, 2007 BROKEN HEARTS WORK PARTY 025
signs created at our work party before the 2007 “No More Broken Hearts” rally and march

BECOME A CONDUIT.

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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 Last but not least, be inspired to act by David Hernandez’s poem in Alison McGhee’s blog post.

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

April Halprin Wayland  www.aprilwayland.com
blog: www.TeachingAuthors.com ~ six children’s authors who also teach writing
PAC: Authors and Illustrators for Children


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