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Día Elevator Speech

With Día a month away ALSC Board members Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Megan Schliesman have crafted value-based Día language to help you advocate for Día programming in your library. Use the below Elevator Speech and Follow –Up Response to share with your colleagues and community what Día is and why it is important for YOU to host a program.

ALSC Día Elevator Speech:
Día helps children and families from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, and active global citizens.

Follow-up Response:
Libraries hosting Día, or Diversity in Action, events make a daily commitment to foster cultural understanding through displays, collections, services, and programs that represent our culturally pluralistic society. Each year on April 30th, many libraries plan culminating Día activities to commemorate specific cultural groups within their library community and bring together diverse children and families to celebrate global literacy.

A child colors at a Día program at Skokie Public Library (image courtesy of ALSC).
A child colors at a Día program at Skokie Public Library (image courtesy of ALSC).

Not sure what an Elevator Speech is or how to use it in your advocacy efforts? Watch ALSC Member Jenna Nemec-Loise’s explanation during the 2015 Leadership & ALSC Keynote on ALSC’s YouTube Channel.

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