We chose to collaborate with the University of Washington Center for Equity and Inclusion for three main reasons. One, their expressed mission and vision supported the vision of Real Lit[erature]. Two, bolstering this relationship has been a long-term goal for our library, and we are finally staffed enough to pursue it. Finally, their established connections with students, and a history of discussion-based programming made for a natural fit, and was also strategic, to increase visibility.
Are there any natural partners for the theme you’ve picked? Consider who is currently having the conversations you want to be participating in.