”Do one small thing every day to prove the existence of justice.”
Do One Small Thing
Why Our Words Matter
We’re Elevating Voices, Igniting Change
Will you do one small thing today to help us support the work of justice?
🔥 This year’s anthology of women writers is more than just pages; it’s a powerful narrative of resilience and advocacy for greater justice in the world. It’s an outgrowth of our ongoing commitment to creating spaces for conscious community through the art of writing and practices of community. Here’s why our work matters:
Diverse Voices, Rich Perspectives: In our latest anthology, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (Vol. V ), we feature more than 80 talented women writers and artists, creating a tapestry of diverse voices that may otherwise go unheard. We champion inclusivity and celebrate the strength in our differences.
Tackling Urgent Issues: Our anthology delves into pressing matters like gun violence, violence against women, reproductive rights, and the suppression of women’s voices. These stories are not just words; they’re a call to action, a mirror reflecting our socio-political reality. What must we do?
Professional Excellence: We provide a professional platform for these women and girls, ensuring their work shines in the spotlight. It’s more than an anthology; it’s a commitment to quality and a testament to the professionalism of our contributors.
Local Pride, Global Impact: By highlighting Jacksonville women writers, we bring a local touch to global conversations. Our regional focus builds community pride while showcasing the diverse talent within Jacksonville to the world.
Urgency & Advocacy: Our emphasis on urgent topics—from gun violence to the suppression of women’s voices—showcases a dedication to advocacy. Join us in making a difference and amplifying these crucial narratives.
Timely Perspectives: In a rapidly changing world, our anthology stays relevant. By addressing contemporary issues head-on, we offer timely perspectives that resonate with today’s readers seeking insights into pressing matters.
Your Support Is Helpful and Greatly Appreciated
The anthology has doubled in cost since we began due to printing expenses. But we are committed to sharing these stories, sparking conversations, and empowering change. Will you help by donating today, on Giving Tuesday, to support our work? Any donation will help. Here’s the DONATE link. Thank you!
Release Party at JaxByJax at FSCJ Kent Campus
And don’t forget to join us for the Release Party for the fifth volume of (a) river rising: Anthology of Women’s Voices, And Justice for All edition. The party is on Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., at the FSCJ Kent Campus during The Jax By Jax Literary Arts Festival. Preorder extra copies HERE
Last, please consider becoming a Golden Quill supporter to support our ongoing work; you’ll receive two extra copies and our deep gratitude for your support. Your donation helps us sustain this enormous labor of love for our community.
—Jennifer Wolfe, Executive Director,
Women Writing for (a) Change Jacksonville
p.s. New poem below by Anna Jacobson
What We’ve Been Up To Lately
Our Interns Help Us Stay Vital
At our last anthology meeting, the interns had an idea
It was to write a “Golden Shovel” poem to help you understand what we’re doing, and why. Poet and contributor Anna Jacobson came through with the words. The question is, What Must We Do To Create The Space For Liberty And Justice For All? This is our call to action for you and ourselves. Join us. (More about the Golden Shovel here.)
Lost her balance, chin bloodied, she’s a wild eyed what-ever-if we invite, she’ll come in from the cold? We must oil our wood table, polish silver, it’s hard but we won’t rest and we won’t get tired, dreamers do far more than’s required: open windows to let sunlight sing off faceted crystal, re-create rainbows, wear out door-hinges welcoming, loose the locks, inside small houses infinite space, inside big houses hold sacred a place for each small self, in our prisons, it’s possible liberty dwells. If we invite her, she’ll be both guest and host, singing a generous grace for she is Justice.
Set the table, ring the bell, it’s time for the calling, we have places laid here, all of us, all.
~~ Anna Jacobson