I am Jazz Community Reading Sponsored by PFLAG Falmouth

I AM JAZZ
Community Reading

Sponsored by PFLAG Cape Cod

 

 

Thursday, April 28

5:30 pm

Teachers, parents and other allies all across the nation are signing up for a national day of action Thursday, April 28, 2016, in support of transgender youth. These readings -- in schools, libraries, bookstores, even your own home -- will help increase understanding and build more inclusive environments for young people who need to know they are welcomed and loved.

 

Want to sponsor an event at other locations?! Check out the hrc.org website for more information. 

 

In late 2015, an elementary school in Mount Horeb, WI., planned a reading and discussion of the children’s book, I Am Jazz, as part of their efforts to support one of the school’s students — a six-year-old transgender child who had recently socially transitioned and was attending the school openly as the girl she knew herself to be.

 

 

Prior to the reading, an anti-LGBT hate group learned of the event and threatened to sue the school, calling for the school to cancel the discussion. But the Mount Horeb community rallied behind the school and the transgender student. A parent in the community organized a reading of I Am Jazz at the local library.

The audience — full of children, parents, grandparents and community members — put courage before fear and turned out to learn more about how they could support the full humanity of transgender children and youth in their own backyard. Now, communities all across the nation are asking to host their own events — inspired by the Mount Horeb community.

The Human Rights Campaign — through HRC’s Welcoming Schools program — is encouraging parents, teachers, students, school administrators and communities to create their own readings in support of transgender youth. HRC has created this guide to help organizers build more affirming and supportive spaces for transgender and gender-expansive children and youth across the country. 

Event date: 

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

189 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
I Am Jazz Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741072
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Published: Dial Books - September 4th, 2014

Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Cover Image
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2016

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son Cover Image
By Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris (Foreword by), David Burtka (Foreword by)
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Almost Perfect Cover Image
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What We Left Behind Cover Image
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Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015

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