Saturday, September 3, 2011

Children's Lit Party for Marriage Equality

Thursday,September 8 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Zero Station
222 Anderson Street
Portland, Maine

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Author/illustrator Charlotte Agell, Author Maria Testa,
Curious City, and Zero Station invite you to--

Join your fellow children’s book creators, librarians, education advocates, and readers for wine and nibbles and to learn more about the effort to win the freedom to marry for LGBT families in Maine in 2012. Children's book creators will have their latest work on informal display.

Our Children's Lit Party for Marriage Equality is one of more than 15 house parties taking place on September 8th where supporters at homes from all across the state will dial into a special conference call with EqualityMaine Executive Director Betsy Smith and special guest U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to hear about our community’s plan to win marriage equality for LGBT families in Maine.

WHY CHILDREN'S LIT? Opponents to marriage equality continue to use the picture book KING & KING (a fairy tale about two princes falling in love) as an indication that children are being inappropriately and dangerously educated. Children's books a danger to children? Is there a way we can work together reset that conversation?

AUTHORS /ILLUSTRATORS BRING: A recent book, sketch, illustration, or project to display on the benches or pin to the wall as everyone will want to know what you have been working on. Yes, the evening will be about marriage equality, but also a time to catch-up and share.