Rally for LGBTQIA2S+ Students in Fairfax Co Schools - School Board Meeting 10.6 6:15pm
Start: Thursday, October 06, 2022• 6:15 PM
WE need any/all supporters to show up to this rally and school board meeting. Live in Fairfax Co? We need YOU to register to speak against this policy. If you also have kids in the FCPS, we especially urge you to register to speak.
The very existence of trans people in Virginia and our schools is under attack by Richmond! The Youngkin/Schultz Department of Education has written a falsely named Model Policy that rewrites the Virginia Human Rights Act for schools to exclude LGBTQIA+ people, and effectively makes being safe or welcomed in a public school in Virginia impossible for transgender and non-binary students and staff.
Please sign up to speak at the meeting in support if you are able. Registration starts on Sept 30 for the October 6 meeting. Registration ends two days before the meeting. Here's the registration link on this page (all the information is here). https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participation
Our siblings in Miami-Dade school district in Florida decided NOT to recognize this month, but FCPS continues the tradition.It's a chance to bring Queer history, LGBTQ liberation, and icons of our community (historical and modern) into our curriculum.Student clubs may make announcements, and FCPS has developed some curriculum for educators to use for History Month.
- Bring flags, posters of icons, celebratory stuff.
- For outside, any size sign or flag is OK. For inside, signs must be 8 1/2 X 11 or smaller. No large flags and no sticks are allowed, so miniature flag-colored pieces of cloth are OK, but no sticks, large signs or large flags. For outside anything is good.
- Feel free to register for the speakers' lottery BEFORE Tuesday at 7 p.m. https://www.fcps.edu/school-board/community-participation