Action Steps 1/24/18

IL-9 Action Newsletter 1/24/18


3 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9


Raise Your Consciousness


Have you been looking for perspectives and strategies to up your news literacy game? On Wednesday, January 24, from 7-8:30 p.m., Skokie Public Library will be hosting a workshop exploring what makes something newsworthy. The event is the first is a series called “Get a Grip,” which will consider a variety of aspects of news in our current political landscape. Find out more and register for this free event here.


On Sunday, January 28, at 2 p.m., the Democratic Party of Evanston is offering a free educational event exploring redistricting and the 2018 midterm elections. A panel of experts in voting policy will discuss current redistricting efforts across the nation. The event is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow, in the Guild Lounge of Scott Hall at Northwestern. Find out more here.


In honor of the recent appointment of Jacqueline Woodson as the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, take some time this week to find and read a book that helps you to see the world in a different way. Woodson’s platform for her two-year appointment is “Reading = Hope + Change (What’s Your Equation?)”; in that spirit, allow a book from a different perspective than your own to open your mind and heart. Anything from young children’s picture books through to historical nonfiction can fit the bill. Only when we’re open to change can we enact it.