The good folks at Side by Side (formerly ROSMY) are working with Sabot at Stony Point School to give local LGBTQ youth the chance to share their stories and answer questions at a community forum event happening this Thursday. We just got this in our inbox and wanted to share details – we’ll be covering the event so stay tuned, but try and make it out to show your support.
Details below via Side by Side:
WHAT: “AGENTS OF CHANGE: LISTENING TO RICHMOND’S YOUTH”: On Thursday, April 20th, Sabot at Stony Point School will host a community forum in which students from Sabot at Stony Point, Side by Side (formerly ROSMY), ART 180, Milk River Arts, Henrico High School, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation will make brief talks about topics that touch their own lives.
Members of a panel including State Delegate Jeff Bourne, State Senator Jennifer McClellan, Principal Melissa Rickey and Deputy Secretary of Education Holly Coy will respond. Hip-hop artist/teacher Black Liquid will MC. A question-and-answer session will follow.
WHEN: Thursday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Binford Middle School, 1701 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY FORUM:
The Community Forum, “Agents of Change: Listening to Richmond’s Youth,” is part of Sabot’s effort to engage with the wider community on issues that concern children, youth and education in our city. The 2017 event marks the fourth community forum we have hosted. The theme throughout all of our forums has been empowering children – our youngest citizens – to participate in their education and in their communities.