News • May 20, 2021

Education Policy: May Newsletter

A Note From Rebby

Because of your hard work and dedication, we collectively beat a number of bills that sought to take away dignity and respect for trans and gender-nonconforming youth. We wouldn't have been able to do it without you. We know this fight continues and we are glad you are by our side through it all. Spring is soon turning into summer and we wish you well as you find time for rest and find ways to stay engaged. Take care of your heart and be well.

Celebrating Devin Green, UNCP Emerging Leader

Devin Green (he/they) is a Rural Youth Empowerment Fellow with Equality NC working on race equity and gender justice at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Devin will spend the summer with the Victory Fund Institute as part of its Congressional Internship. In addition to this summer announcement, Devin also was awarded with UNCP's 2021 Emerging Leader Award. Congrats, Devin!

Head here to learn more about Devin and his work with the RYE Fellowship.

Teaching AAPI Lesson Plans Year-Round

Before AAPI Heritage Months ends, we encourage you to find ways to incorporate lesson plans celebrating the remarkable contributions of the AAPI community. In addition to recognizing the vast achievements of AAPI folks, please work with your students and community to understand diverse perspectives and the difficult struggles that AAPI Americans have grappled with throughout the history of the United States.

Some Resources:

SIECUS Sex Ed for All Legislator Briefing on May 21

Young people need critical sex education information to make informed decisions about their health and future. Marginalized communities, including communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, those with less financial resources, and systematized youth need access to the education they deserve.

Whether your state legislators are solid sex education champions or they are interested in supporting young people, click here to invite them to attend!

For the Love of the Game Awards

For The Love of the Game Award nominations have been extended to May 21. The Charlotte Hornets launched this award last season in partnership with Bank of America to recognize LGBTQ and LGBTQ allies in our sports community.

Whether it is a student-athlete, athletic trainer, fitness instructor, coach, or sports organization, we want to recognize individuals that have made a commitment to create a more inclusive sports and fitness environment and provide inspiration to the community, athletes, and the future of sports. Three deserving recipients will be chosen to be honored through the Hornets social channels during Pride Month!

Nominate yourself or someone you know.

Know Your IX - Title IX Town Hall on May 25 at 6PM

Know Your IX, End Rape on Campus, The Every Voice Coalition, and It's On Us are holding a town hall to share the demands of student survivors for the future of Title IX. Join us in supporting survivors and learn about the protections offered under Title IX.

Head here to register for the Town Hall. Please note the Town Hall is for students and recent graduates only.

GLSEN School Climate Survey Open Now

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2020-2021), identify as LGBTQ+, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school! You are eligible to take this survey if you attended school online, or in person, or a combination of the two. You are also eligible even if you attended school for only part of the year. The survey is completely anonymous.

Take the Survey

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