Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Social Activism for the very young

Greater Victoria library workers have been locked out by the GVLRA since February 17. The lockout has affected not only the library workers, but in this house, we have been personally devastated by the closure of the libraries! We miss storytimes, new books, movies, computer games...everything! I have been reading about others affected, like shut-ins, the elderly, the homeless, and researchers, and am really upset the this resource has been taken away. We support the library workers!

I'm taking the girls to a rally this morning organized by a fellow blogger. I helped them make signs with their personal sentiments about the library closure, and am feeling an anticipation of the pride I will feel when I see them stomping around in protest!

I'm thinking of pinning a sign on Lilah's wrap, is she too young to protest?

5 comments:

Jennifer Zaruk said...

That's cool! Wish I had know about the "Story time Protest"...my girls and I would have been there for sure. We love the library and its services and were really looking forward to seeing what the libraries in victoria had to offer. I give the workers a "honk" of support everytime I drive by them!

Becky said...

The libraries are great here! Have they been locked out since you moved? There may be another sit-in (yikes) if things aren't resolved, I'll be sure to let you know!

Anonymous said...

I'm proud of you and the girls for going to the sit-in, it must have been hard with that man telling you to leave :( If there is another one... good luck going :)

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Becky said...

Aw Shucks - thanks :)