Wed, Sep 06|
Miami-Dade School Board Building
Mobilize for LGBTQ+ History Month!
Tell Miami-Dade County Public Schools to recognize LGBTQ+ History Month!
Time & Location
Sep 06, 3:00 PM
Miami-Dade School Board Building, 1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132, USA
About the Event
On Wednesday, September 6th, the Miami-Dade School Board is considering a resolution to officially recognize October as LGBTQ+ History Month, which was first acknowledged by MDCPS in 2021.
We are calling on students and families to mobilize and speak at the school board meeting on Wednesday, September 6th at 3:30pm to urge the school board to recognize LGBTQ+ History Month.
We must let the school board know that…
- All students should feel valued by our public school system. A proclamation valuing their identities and the historical contributions that LGBTQ people have provided to the United States and to Miami-Dade County is the least we should be doing.
- The acknowledgment of LGBTQ+ History Month benefits all students by showing that anyone can impact society in a positive manner.
- Many other school districts in Florida currently recognize LGBTQ+ History Month, including our neighbors Palm Beach and Broward counties. It is important that MDCPS also remain steadfast in supporting and affirming all students, families, and educators.
- Miami Dade County Public Schools must continue to foster an inclusive, safe, and provide a high quality education to all students.
We need YOU to join us at the Miami-Dade County School Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 6th 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 Tuesday, September 5th 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.
PRISM will host two training sessions to provide information on the process for signing up to speak, what to expect, safety concerns, and crafting testimonies to share with the school board.
Click here to sign up for our training session on Thursday, August 31st at 6:30pm.
Click here to sign up for our training session on Friday, September 1st at 6:30pm.
We must continue to fight for LGBTQ students and appreciate all your help!