Dear Select Volunteers,
We Need Your Help!
After months of preparation, today is the launch day for our online diversity forums in partnership with the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Yay!
The press release doesn’t come out until 10 AM PST, but the boards are live and we’re giving you sneak peek access. Please read the press release at the end of this email for full details!
We are asking you, our signed-up volunteers, to log in at the boards and be a part of the discussion. You do not have to be an SCBWI member to post, but you will need to create a free login and password at scbwi.org/boards.
Please remember a couple of things when posting to the boards. First, when we post, we are posting our own opinions, not as an official voice for the WNDB organization. Please make that clear if you mention your involvement with WNDB.
Secondly, If you see misinformation about WNDB or our programs, please respond to a user with correct information that leads them to our official site or alert one of the Discussion Leaders (listed below in the press release). We’ve become so popular that we’ve attracted ‘imposters’ and/or our name is being used without notification or consent. While imitation is flattery, some unaffiliated people are using WNDB materials for self-promotional purposes or causing confusion as they pretend to be ‘us’ (or suggesting they’re endorsed by us). If you see a link or site that is using our trademarked logo to promote something that is not an official WNDB initiative, let brand manager Karen Sandler know about it (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, if you are contacted by a member of the press/media, and are asked to speak about WNDB, please loop me in and I will forward the info to our press and communications team who will help.
Thank you for your help in jumping in with the discussion, and sharing and promoting the boards on social media. Here’s the direct link to the Diversity in Children’s Book boards.
Let the discussion continue,
VP of Outreach, We Need Diverse Books