Action Challenge: Discussion for Week 1

Last week at Girls in Capes, I posted a call to action titled “Our Resolution.” In the essay, I explicitly stated what we as a geeky community need to do:

…our resolution is to show our support to creators who are female, LGBTQ, and people of color this year. Our resolution is to use our voices to say what’s right, what’s not, and to share the successes of the people within our communities. Our resolution is to normalize the other and not normalize hatred.

Our resolution this year is to take action in order to make progress towards hope.

People use a lot of nice words to talk about equality and diversity, but action is what will bring change, and while we need words, we also need actions. This week, I want to open a discussion about action for a group that has a major impact on many people: educators.

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