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Hopewell Valley to Host LGBTQ+ Educational and Advocacy Day

by Community Contributor

Hope Rises Up and Prism—Bending the Light are joining forces with Hopewell Valley Regional School District and Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance to host an educational and advocacy day focusing on LGBTQ+ community issues, especially those affecting students. The free event will take place at Hopewell Valley Central High School on Saturday, June 1, with doors opening at 9:30am and activities running from 10am to 2pm.

The event kicks off with an LGBTQ+ Student Panel Discussion featuring local high school and college students.

Then, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in two of the following breakout panel discussions, with a lunch break in between:

  • Finding & Creating Affirming Faith Spaces
  • LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources
  • Local Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth & Their Supporters
  • Trans-Parent: Parents of Transgender & Nonbinary Children
  • Rainbow Rooms: Educators Creating Safe, Welcoming & Affirming Classrooms

Lunch and childcare services will be provided to all attendees. Register here.

Hope Rises Up, based in the Hopewell Valley, is known for promoting policies and initiatives that support progressive values, which contribute to a healthy environment and nation. The organization works to amplify local voices that uphold the nation’s strength in its diversity, inclusivity, and commitment to expanding equality.

The Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance (HVMA) actively supports and develops programs and activities that promote positive youth development and strengthen community ties within the Hopewell Valley area.

This event aims to foster a deeper understanding and provide tangible support for LGBTQ+ individuals, emphasizing the critical importance of safety and acceptance in educational and communal spaces.

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