2024 NDOA Activations

Event Category Location Title Time Description Organizer Event Contact
Watch Party In-Person TLS 3:00 PM N/A AAPS N/A
Banned Book Program Stockton, CA N/A 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Banned book review N/A N/A
Social Media Goose Creek, SC Social Media Advocacy All Day Social Media Advocacy Posting N/A Cindy Fisk
Networking Event - Mixer/Brunch Philadelphia, PA My Year of Living Constitutionally 12:30 PM Hosting a meetup prior to a presentation and book signing of My Year Living Constitutionally. Meet up will focus on Project 2025 issues and how to use relational organizing. Red Wine & Blue Sherry Luce - [email protected]
Blog Launch Washington, DC Centering Black Histories in Environmental Justice Reviews 12:00 PM Guidance for Black communities threatened by polluting gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities - showing how to obtain and present Black histories to demonstrate cumulative impact of proposed polluting gas project. N/A Montina Cole - [email protected]
Digital Mapping Brooklyn. NY Freedom2Learn Highlight All Day Hightlighting F2L educators +_resources on the ASNEAA website and social networks ASNEAA Shari Jones - [email protected]
Banned Book Program Pennsylvania Dare to Read All Day I will gvie parents an overview of what it measns to have banded books in communities that have low interest in reading. Ahma's Academy Saundra Gilliard - [email protected]
Teach-In National Reading is a Civil Right 8:00 AM We will be focusing on three calls to action to our national network on 5/3 proceeded by 3 days of educating our networks about the issues. On 5/3 it is a CTA about state and federal legislation about civil rights, public accomodation, and book bans; a Pledge to Vote for libraries; and a Letters to the Editor campaign. We hope to have a Op-Ed on the subject placed as well. All Libraries John Chrastka
Networking Event - Mixer/Brunch Chapel Hill, NC CHOAR - Freedom to Learn 7:00 PM Organize and mobilize for truth in education. Chapel Hill, Organizing Against Racism (CHOAR) Deborah Stroman
Teach In Pickerington, OH Teach in: Historical Racism 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Talk about historical racism in efucatio N/A Adah Randolph
Rally/Protest Brooklyn, NY Defend the 14th N/A Events by our affiliates across the country Center for Popular Democracy N/A Contact
Discussion Collingswood, NJ Diversity Insights: Focus on Asian Americans 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SFFA vs Harvard brought renewed focus to the longstanding conversation about nuance and diversity within the Asian American racial identity. Our panel of scholars will explore the inaccuracies that amplify stereotypes and examine the effects of stereotypes on admissions in higher education. RISE Alliance LSAC Jay Austin - [email protected]
Rally/Protest Harlem, NY We Won’t Go Back 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Picketing in front of Bill Ackman’s office National Action Network Ronald McHenry
Social Media Georgia A Day of Freedom All Day Posts on Social Media to share with networks Georgia State University N/A
Banned Book Program Orlando, FL/Clermont,FL Freedom to Learn Book Club 7:15 PM Book Club to read Banned Book And advocate NCNW/Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Psi Zeta Zeta Chapter - [email protected]
Teach-in Philadelphia, PA and Chapel Hill, NC Parenting Class Title: "Celebrating Black History in Parenting: Nurturing Diversity, Resilience, and Pride" 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM This event will provide parent training to include the importance of African Americans knowing their history and understand the contribution made to Synergy Training Solutions Theresa Merritt-Watson
Press Release District Heights, MD Fighting for Knowledge 9:00 AM Suoport for local elementary schools District Heights Cares Paula Shelton
Discussion Huntington, NY Book Triology Review & Discussion All Day Discussion on the shortcomings of the current academic curriculum and syllabus. N/A N/A
Banned Book Program Lawrenceville, GA N/A 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM N/A Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Deborah Pino
Banned Book Program Houston, TX Freedom of Thought Day: Unite Against Book Banning 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM A day of discussion and plan of action on books being banned in our Black and Brown communities and schools. N/A Paulette Prince - [email protected]
Teach-in Washington, DC Free to Read 9:00 AM Discussion of the impact of new laws regarding banned books and what can be done. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Alisha Dunn
Banned Book Program Inkster, MI Freedom to Learn All Day Social media awareness Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. & Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc. Rosalyn Bilberry
Banned Book Program Greenville, SC NCNW Book Ban Reading 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Invited members of the community will come and read exerpts from the books that are banned National Council of Negro Women- Greenville County NCNW First Vice President- Tonjalyn Cokley
Banned Book Program San Jose, CA SJA- Freedom to Learn Day of Action All Day Sponsoring a 7th-Grade English Language Arts class at Caroline Davis Intermediate. We are asking community to purchase a banned book to help start a classroom library. San Jose Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ashley McQueen - [email protected]
Teach-in Indianapolis, IN Village Meeting: Freedom to Learn National Day of Action 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The African American Policy Forum put out a call to action against the attack on knowledge and Spirit of the Village is responding to that call by hosting a meeting to bring awareness and to discuss what we, the village, MUST do to fight back! Spirit of the Village, Inc Kristy Jones - [email protected]
Banned Book Program Greensboro, NC Freedom to Learn National Day of Action Public Reading Event 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Public Reading Event with a local elementary and middle school. Soror Ureña will read The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman to 3rd graders as a part of their poetry unit and a segment from Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly with 6th grade students . Students will receive a treat bag with a Freedom to Learn wristlet, reading stickers, a rainbow led pencil and a Blow Pop. Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Greensboro Alumnae Chapter; [email protected] Saletta Ureña; [email protected]
Banned Book Program Florence, SC Freedom to Learn National Day of Service 5:30 PM We will meet-up at Barnes & Nobble and have two speakers (ACLU and SC House member) to speak about bill H. 3728, which is the state censorship bill. In addition, Barnes & Noble will talk about their stance, promotion, and sale of banned books. ProTruthSC Tonita Perry, APR - [email protected]
Banned Book Program Blytheville, AR Banned Books Read-in 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM We will have our youth read (age appropriate) banned books at our local library. They will also color a small U.S. flag that they will hold up like at the end of one of the banned books. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Blytheville Alumnae Chapter Michelle Sims. [email protected] Dr. Valencia Pirtle. [email protected]
Networking Event - Appetizer Myrtle Beach, SC Freedom to Learn. Horry County 5:30 PM Gathering like minded individuals to discuss how to advocate for public schools and marginalized groups. The Horry County Education Association Josh Malkin
Banned Book Program Arizona Freedom to Learn Day of Action All Day Launch a social media campaign asking participants to share their favorite banned book (pic and why) to lead up to in person event with read alouds of banned books, petition to stop book bans and write thank yous to librarians. NNSTOY AZ Activators AZ Activators
Banned Book Program Cincinnati, OH Our Books, Our Choice 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Social media educational campaign, and banned book presentation to our K-12 target school Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter [email protected]
Teach-In Columbia, SC Freedom to Learn 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM We will meet together to learn about the current challenges occurring in SC and strategize a way to engage with elected officials. Liberation is Lit Tayler Simon - [email protected]
Social Media Canton, MI Free to Learn All Day #Tag use with pictures of reading banded books Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. [email protected]
Press Release New York, NY Reporting Right N/A Weekly Newsletter Distribution Reporting Right, a prodemocracy weekly newsletter for journalists covering the truth Kyle Spencer
Banned Book Program Bryan/College Station, TX Freedom to Learn Giveaway 8:00 AM - 11:59 PM Text to win raffle to receive free banned books to help promote solidarity to the cause Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Kyandra Greene- [email protected] Jessica [email protected] Jessica McElroy- [email protected]
Banned Book Program Cobb County, GA N/A All Day Donation of banned books to our Little Free Library locations and urge to sign the unite against book bans pledge. The Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated N/A
Banned Book Program Des Moines, IA Freedom to Action/Day of Learning 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM We will hold our read-in and banned book giveaway at a local library - Forest Avenue Library. We have contacted Annie’s Foundation (anniesfoundation.com) and will distribute banned books and read banned books provided by their organization. Annie’s Foundation’s mission is: To ensure members of our community have unhindered access to books with characters and subjects that reflect the diversity and complexity of the world around them. Des Moines Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Deb Brewer-Cotlar - [email protected]
Networking Event - Mixer/Brunch Beaufort SC Freedom to Learn Celebration 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Food is being provided (up to 50 guests) and there will be a legislative update on various censorship bills as well as postcards for guests to complete to send key legislators. We will share about an upcoming book giveaway at the Gullah Festival in May and allow ample time for socializing too. FABB (Families Against Book Bans) ProTruth SC sponsored the event in partnership with FABB (Families Against Book Bans)