Mon, Oct 10|
MDCPS Speaker Training (October 2022)
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
Oct 10, 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. Unfortunately, MDCPS voted 8-1 against renewing that recognition this year after intimidation from alt-right hate groups and our state government.
We are calling on students and families to mobilize and speak at the school board meeting on Wednesday, October 19th at 3:30pm to prove to MDCPS that this vote was out of step with the people of Miami. We're flooding the full 90 minutes of their public hearing with the same stories of our rich LGBTQ+ history that they've deprived of students in our schools.
On Monday, October 10th, 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.
- MDCPS must work harder to ensure the emotional and physical safety of attendees at school board meetings
- We will not go out in silence!
We need YOU to join us at the Miami-Dade County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 19th at 3:30pm to speak in favor of recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month.
To sign up to speak, please fill out this form and email it to Request4Appearance@dadeschools.net no later than Monday, October 17th at 4:30 pm. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible as speakers will be called in the order they signed up to speak.
We must continue to fight for LGBTQ students and appreciate all your help!