Stand with Students – Rally of Support for Transgender Youth

March 8, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Walter R Sundling Jr. HighSchool, 1100 N Smith St, Palatine, Illinois 60067

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Parents for Privacy aligned with Alliance for Defending Freedom (a hate group according to the SPLC), last year and sued District 211 for allowing a transgender girl access to the female locker room. They have been emboldened by the actions in Washington that have left schools without federal guidance on the treatment of transgender students and are officially after District 15. They will be at the March 8th D15 school board meeting to express their disapproval that students are currently allowed in bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Our community is a place of acceptance and tolerance. We need to show support for transgender students and the school board that passed inclusive policies for them. The kids needs to see they have not been left behind. There is a vocal minority here that does not represent us. Let’s show up in numbers to make it clear that hate and intolerance have no place in our schools or community.

We are simply asking that you stand in solidarity outside the meeting. We will pass out small banners for everyone to make it clear who we are there to support. We will not be loud, obnoxious, argumentative, or disruptive to the meeting in any way. Please do not engage the P4P members. Of course if you feel you must attend the actual meeting I won’t tell you its the wrong thing to do; follow your heart.

This is not a protest, but a rally of support. We show our numbers, we show our love, we show our support, we SHOW UP.