Vindictive organizations and individuals attacking the safety and wellbeing of our children is an unfortunate reality. However, we do not have to allow them to promote bigotry unopposed or let them hide behind platitudes about First Amendment rights without exercising ours. With that in mind, Basic Rights Oregon is calling upon all concerned community members to stand up to anti-LGTBQ group Parents Rights in Education, who plan to disrupt the Dec. 16 Lake Oswego School Board meeting to pressure them into rejecting the new sex ed curriculum. This is particularly notable because the new curriculum is fully LGBTQ inclusive for the first time. Basic Rights Oregon and other organizations are calling upon community members to show up and let Parents Rights in Education know that they can't bully the school board into continuing to discriminate against LGBTQ youth in curriculum. You can read the full announcement here.
Some reading this might be wondering, "That's great, but what does this have to do with race?" Let's make a couple things clear: 1) As human beings, our struggles are interconnected and if we ever hope to get true justice for marginalized communities, then we need to form strong coalitions that show up for each other when it counts; 2) LGBTQ youth of color face particularly rough discrimination and isolation because of the intersections of racism and anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
The school board will be meeting this Monday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 at the Lake Oswego School District Office.
Lake Oswego School Board Responce to PRE
Monday December 16th, 5:30pm to 9pm
2455 Country Club Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034