BCPS in the News

"Hear Our Cry: Courageous Conversations to Better Care for our LGBTQ Youth”

Monday, April 07, 2014
 
 
WHO:                   
School Board Members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Students, Parents, Community Members and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Student Support Initiatives, Department of Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention Staff
 
WHAT:                 
"Hear Our Cry: Courageous Conversations to Better Care for our LGBTQ Youth"
 
WHEN:                
Monday, April 14, 2014, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:              
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
 
WHY:                    
School Board Member Dr. Rosalind Osgood and Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Bobby Dubose are hosting the free event, which is the first of its kind in Broward County.  It aims to raise awareness about the health, safety and resiliency of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) children in BCPS, with particular emphasis on students of color.
 
Programming for the event will include an understanding of the need for supporting LGBTQ youth, with a candid conversation by a panel of youth and young adult LGBTQ individuals and allies. There will also be break-out discussion groups. 
 
The capstone of the evening will be the debut of the thought provoking art and social justice project "Sankofa," created by students from nine District schools under the direction of Nzingha, "artist-in-residence."
 
Light refreshments will be served.
 
For more information, contact Andrae Hill, School Board Office, at 754-321-2005 or andrae.hill@browardschools.com.
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.
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