Wed, Aug 31|
MDCPS Speaker Training
Join PRISM for a training on crafting testimonies to speak at the school board meeting in favor of recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT
About the Event
In 2021, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) recognized October as LGBTQ History Month for the first time within our schools. Soon, district leaders will decide if MDCPS will once again honor and recognize LGBTQ History in the Month of October. In light of the harmful anti-LGBTQ laws passed this year, it is abundantly clear that MDCPS must remain steadfast in supporting and affirming all students. The recognition of LGBTQ History Month promotes education about the historical impacts, achievements, and contributions of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.
We are calling on students and families to mobilize and speak at the school board meeting on Wednesday, September 7th at 3:30pm in favor of recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month. We encourage you to arrive early (between 1-3pm).
On Wednesday, August 31st, PRISM will host a training session to provide information on the process for signing up to speak, what to expect, and crafting testimonies to share with the school board.
We must let the school board know that…
- LGBTQ-inclusive history education benefits all students.
- Erasing LGBTQ history silences our students and their families.
- Miami Dade County Public Schools must foster an inclusive, safe, and premier academic experience for all.
- We urge the School Board of Miami-Dade to incorporate the landmark Supreme Court cases of Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) and Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) into the 12th-grade social studies curriculum.
We need YOU to join us at the Miami-Dade County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, Sep 7th at 3:30pm to speak in favor of recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month.
We must continue to fight for LGBTQ students and appreciate all your help!