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HRC Alabama Participates in National Day of Action to Support Transgender Youth

by HRC staff May 03, 2016


Post submitted by Tori Wolfe-Sisson, HRC Alabama Field Organizer

Last month, HRC Alabama participated in the Auburn CityFest where they displayed and read the book I Am Jazz, a book by transgender teen and HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings.

During the daylong CityFest, an HRC volunteer, who is a transgender man, read I Am Jazz several times throughout the day to the crowds. Children recognized Jazz from "TV and Amazon" and parents and adults were supportive and asked questions about gender identity and expression.

Days earlier, parents, teachers and youth advocates across the nation stood up to efforts targeting transgender people, including a law recently passed in North Carolina, by holding more than 50 readings of I Am Jazz.

The national day of action was sponsored by HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program, the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC).

It could not have been a better day to experience the warmth and acceptance of so many people in Auburn. Dozens of people signed up to learn more about HRC Alabama and we are excited to welcome them to our family.

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier resource for LGBT-inclusive professional development tools, lessons and resources that help elementary schools across the nation embrace family diversity, prevent bias-based bullying and gender stereotyping, and support transgender and gender-expansive students. HRC’s Welcoming Schools has created this guide to help organizers of “I Am Jazz” reading events build more affirming and supportive spaces for transgender and gender-expansive youth across the country.





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