Libraries are Safe Places

In the aftermath of a contentious Presidential election in the United States, many people are now fearful of being targeted because of their race, gender, sexual preference, or even because of who they voted for.

safety-pin-390354_1280In the midst of uncertainty, you may see people wearing safety pins. And you may wonder”Why?”

Some say it started after Brexit, as a way of showing their support for the immigrants living in the country, and assuring that they’re safe with them: People are Making a Statement After Brexit.

But years before that, During Nazi occupation, the Dutch wore secret safety pins to symbolize unity.

So today, many are wearing safety pins to show that they are “a safe person to sit next to on a bus, walk next to on a street, even have a conversation with.”

Libraries are safe places. I think you’ll see some people wearing safety pins there.

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2 Responses to Libraries are Safe Places

  1. That’s great though the point is being missed by some on my personal fb. They change their profile picture to a safety pin while posting their own slander against voters who opposed them.


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