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With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot.

1. 8 Diverse Children’s Books for a Feminism-Focused Library

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson and Eric Velasquez

Brit+Co’s Jennifer Chen writes, “Storytime with your little one is an essential part of parenthood … But you also know that reading and discussing female-driven, empowering children’s books is part of raising awesome kids, so we pulled together a list of some great feminist books to fill out your family’s library.”

The list includes Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley’s I Dissent which focuses on the amazing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Monica Brown and Sara Palacios’ Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match which is a bilingual Spanish-English book is about a young girl who is mixed race and likes to live life a little differently.

2. Women’s Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Demonstrators gather for a rally at the Place de Trocadero in Paris in solidarity with supporters of the Women’s March in Washington.

NPR’s Colin Dwyer, Maggie Penman, Mandalit del Barca and Frank Langfitt write, “As the Women’s March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday’s demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump’s agenda, and support of women’s rights and human rights in general.”

3. Women of color are being blamed for dividing the Women’s March — and it’s nothing new

Women in New Zealand organized their own women’s march in solidarity with its D.C. equivalent.Source: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images

.Mic’s Marie Solis writes, “With more than 500,000 demonstrators, the Women’s March on Washington is the largest anti-Trump protest to date. People from across the country are joining together under the rubric of feminism to present a unified message: Women’s rights are human rights.

Still, the march had its issues. Some women called for it to be more intersectional, for it to acknowledge race, class, immigration status and all of the other facets that make up women’s identities. When women spoke up about these differences, though, they were charged with dividing the protest and turning it into something ‘controversial.’

Just as women as a group had failed to rally behind a female presidential candidate, New Yorker contributor Jia Tolentino wrote in a piece on Wednesday, so did they with the Women’s March, turning it into a source of ‘unexpected conflict.'”

4. If You Want to Run for Office (and Your Should), Start With These Resources

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Slate’s Osita Nwanevu writes, “Whether you’ve just started mulling a run for office or you’re already designing your yard signs, a wealth of resources on and offline offer information about the process of campaigning. So Slate has compiled a list of organizations offering candidate training, campaign books, and campaign service providers. If you decide to go for it (as you should), these resources could be valuable.”

5. Here’s the Full Transcript of Angela Davis’s Women’s March Speech


Elle’s Lyndsey Matthews writes, “Civil rights activist Angela Davis spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands who gathered in the nation’s capital to protest the Trump administration. Davis, who is known for writing such books as Women, Race, and Class, made a passionate call for resistance and asked the audience to become more militant in their demands for social justice over the next four years of Trump’s presidency.”

You can watch part of Davis’ speech here.

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This list was curated by Kaitlin Montgomery, altM News Editor

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