Advice from Student Activists

By Heather Ford

Fandom Forward Presents Book Defenders: fandomforward.org/bookdefenders

Focus on the future

Edha Gupta advised fellow student activists to think about the future generations of students.

Think about visibility

Fellow PARU member Christina Ellis advised potential activists to think about visibility when planning actions.

Re-examine needs and focus locally

Olivia said that while national visibility was helpful, having local, one-on-one conversations about why the book banning mattered also led to change.

How to support Book Defenders

This panel was a great addition to Fandom Forward’s first Book Defenders summer and if you want even more ideas on how to defend books, downloading the Book Defenders Toolkit is a great place to start!

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