[Libs-Or] Amelia Bloomer Project Changes Name

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 13:08:15 PST 2020

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18
Posted by kelseykeyes


The Amelia Bloomer Project will now be known as Rise: A Feminist Book
Project for Ages 0-18.

The project has been promoting quality feminist literature for young
readers since 2002 as a part of the Feminist Task Force and the Social
Responsibilities Round Table.

This year, the committee was made aware that, though Amelia Bloomer had a
platform as a publisher, she refused to speak against the Fugitive Slave
Law of 1850 (Simmons). SRRT and FTF believe librarians and libraries must
work to correct social problems and inequities with particular attention to
intersectionality, feminism, and deliberate anti-racism.

As a result, the committee unanimously voted in favor of a name change.
Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18, reflects the diversity and
inclusion for which feminism as a whole — and this committee specifically —

Simmons, L. (2016, September 23). Petition of Amelia Bloomer regarding
suffrage in the West. National Archives. Retrieved from
*Diedre Conkling*
*diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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