Month: June 2016

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 4

I woke up to a barrage of Tweets about Orlando. It took me a few seconds to figure out why. Once I did, my first thought was, “Oh no. Not again.” Every mass shooting takes me right back to December

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 3

When we say your names, it will be loud and clear as a bell. There will be no wavering in our voices, for they will be steady and distinct. We do so in your honor and memory. We will grieve

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando, Part 2

“So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’” (Patton Oswalt) One of the traits

IRDL Scholars Respond to Orlando

There’s much to say about the shooting in Orlando. I’m the G in LGBT. I’m a librarian. I’m also honored to be part of the 2016 IRDL cohort. For this tragedy to happen at this precise moment gave me pause

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