Librarians donate over $10,000 to the Ada Initiative!

Librarians and archivists are an essential part of open technology and culture – the original open data, you might say. So we shouldn’t be that surprised that the library community raised over $10,000 to support the Ada Initiative’s work fighting harassment at conferences and teaching ally skills to men!

Smiling woman with glasses, by Molly Tomlinson

Andromeda Yelton by Molly Tomlinson

Andromeda Yelton, Bess Sadler, Chris Bourg, and Mark Matienzo pledged to match up to $5120 donated by librarians to the Ada Initiative. We planned to run this challenge for 5 days, but instead they reached their match in less than 24 hours! We are announcing stretch goals like this one for $8192 on the Twitter hashtag #libs4ada. If you are part of the library community, you can join Andromeda, Bess, Chris, and Mark and donate at this link to support women in open technology and culture. If you aren’t, please donate at this link instead.

Here are a few of the blog posts the library community wrote:

The Ada Initiative Has My Back by Bess Sadler
Why I support the Ada Initiative. (You, too?) by Andromeda Yelton
This librarian supports the Ada Initiative by Chris Bourg
Support the Ada Initiative by Jason Griffey
The Power of Powers of 2 by Roy Tennant
The Ada Initiative Needs Your Help by Jake Berg
Why the Loon supports the Ada Initiative by the Loon
i support the Ada Initiative by Amy Buckland
Why this librarian supports the Ada Initiative by Erin White

Join the library community in supporting women in open technology today! If you donate $128 or more, you will get our new “Not afraid to say the F-word: Feminism” sticker, too!

Black and white sticker with text reading "Not afraid to say the F-WORD"

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