• The Diversity Club - where EVERYONE is welcome!!!!!!!

     Embrace Diversity?

    Love to get involved?

    Consider joining the Diversity Club. We are a small club that wants to make a big statement, and we need students who are willing to help out in a big way. If you think all people deserve to be treated equally and that differences are what make us unique individuals then consider joining the Diversity Club. Send an email to Mrs. Cartwright at  lisacartwright@dvrhs.k12.nj.us or our club President Margo McGovern at  21margomcgovern@dvrhs.k12.nj.us letting us know you are interested in joining and you will be put on the email list. Hope to see you at a meeting!

                                                                                 Diversity Skunk
     

    We are still running our club this year becasue we can do meetings either virtual or in-person so please reach out if you are interested in joining! 

     

    Ally Week has become SOLIDARITY WEEK- Oct. 5th to Oct. 9th

    Check out the GLSEN website for more information!

     

     

    Local resources for the LGBTQ+ community:

    The Rainbow Room, Doylestwon PA

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    Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Allentown PA - https://www.bradburysullivancenter.org/ (check out their website for lists of other programs, events, etc.)

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    UPCOMNG VIRTUAL EVENTS:

     

    SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
     
    Online Event
     
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the VIRTUAL September 2020 Queer Memoir Reading Group featuring Lambda Literary Finalist, The Beatrix Gates, by Rachel Pollack. A queer cult favorite, The Beatrix Gates (PM Press) is a colorful mix of science fiction, magic realism, memoir, and myth exploring themes of spirituality and transformation. The New York Review of Science Fiction calls the book "the best feminist novel of the decade."
    Free paperback copies of the book are available for the first ten people to sign up and request a copy. This is a virtual event and advance RSVP is required. If you don't need a free copy of the book, purchase your copy at this link and a percentage will be donated back to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in paperback or ebook: https://bookshop.org/a/6527/9781629635781
    Email sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org to RSVP for the zoom link and to request a free copy of the book if you need one.
    The Queer Memoir Reading Group is facilitated by Mary Foltz and is sponsored by Lehigh University's South Side Initiative and The Humanities Center. This program is also supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. 
     
     
     
     
     
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
     
    Online Event
     
    Part One: Informing Nursing Practice to Deliver Effective Healthcare to Sexual and Gender Minority Populations
    The first webinar in this new series will describe the health disparities evidenced in sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations and address drivers of these disparities using a biopsychosocial framing. The experiences of SGM individuals with healthcare will also be examined. Concrete approaches for addressing the shortcomings within the healthcare system to fully address the wellbeing of SGM individuals will be provided. Examples and strategies for working with members of the population will be drawn from my own research and those of other scholars.
    Presentation Learning Objectives:
    1) Define terms, concepts and approaches related to sexual and gender minority (SGM, LGBTQ+) health
    2) Summarize the health disparities faced by SGM populations
    3) Delineate the healthcare challenges faced by SGM individuals
    4) Apply strategies for working with the SGM populations in healthcare settings
    Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers School of Public Health Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) Founding Editor in Chief, Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.
    This webinar series is hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Pennsylvania Action Coalition, and Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center.
     
     
     
     
    SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
     
    Online Event
     
    The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in the September discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, featuring Bury It by Sam Sax, winner of the 2017 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. The collection begins with poems written in response to the spate of highly publicized young gay suicides in the summer of 2010. What follows are raw and expertly crafted meditations on death, rituals of passage, translation, desire, diaspora, and personhood. What's at stake is survival itself and the archiving of a lived and lyric history.
    (content warning: this poetry collection includes poetry about suicide and death)
    This is a virtual event over zoom. Advance RSVP to sharon@bradburysullivancenter.org is required to receive the zoom link. Limited free copies of the book are available -- request a copy with your RSVP. If you do not need a free copy, books can be purchased at this link, with 10% of your purchase supporting programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The book is available in print format: https://bookshop.org/a/6527/9780819577313
    The discussion is facilitated by Jimmy Hamill and is supported in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

     

     

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     What we do:

    - Monthly meetings to discuss ways to promote upcoming events such as:

    • Solidarity Week (formally known as Ally Week)

    • World Kindness Day

    • Random Acts of Kindness Week

    • Day of Silence

    • Color Run (may or may not be an annual event)

    - Any suggestions for events are welcome- that's how we created the Rainbow Fun(d) Run!

     

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    EVENTS FROM 2019/2020:

      - August 20, 2019- Freshmen OASIS at Del Val- during the lunch break during OASIS Diveristy Club had a table with information and sign-up sheets for interested freshmen wanting to join our awesome little club!! 

    - September 23rd to Septmeber 27th, 2019- is Ally Week! This year we want to focus on educating others. We are planning on handing out stickers and provide the Del Val community with information during Unit Lunch. Stop by and see our table talk with our members and learn how to become a better ally. 

    - Ally Week 2019 was a success! We spent the week educating the Del Val community on important information about how to be a supportive Ally here are links to information we shared:

    How Can I Help?     Terms to Know    Why is it important to be an Ally     Tuesday's Talk     Respect My Pronouns Please      Trans Day     Let's Talk Gender

     - Spirit Week is coming and we are planning on decorating D115's door for Diveristy Club! Check in later for some pictures!  Here's our door! Isn't it AWESOME!!!!Door

     

    - On December 12th we honored National Gingerbread House Day with a Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. We had 38 participants and 10 groups total. Below are some pictures from our event:

    **CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Crosdale, Hannah Hirsch, Madi Beyers, and Anna DeLeao (Group 8) for creating the best looking Gingerbread House**

    Winners

    GBH 1 10

    GBH1 GBH2 GBH3 GBH4 GBH4 GBH6

    GBH7 GBH8 GBH9 GBH10 GBH11 GBH14

    GBH13 GBH15 GBH16 GBH17 GBH15

    All GBH22 GBH23

     

    -The week of Feb. 17th was Random Acts of Kindness Week- it is time to be extra kind! Our bulletin board was full of suggestions on how to spread kindness and what types of acts could be done. These suggestions do not just apply to this week- we have a calendar posted of things you can do everyday to help spread kindness- so check it out. We also recognized specific students who were identified to us by staff members, who went above and beyond to help others! Good job, keep up the kind acts and we hope you enjoyed your gift!

     

    - The Day of Silence must go on! Friday April 24th 2020 is the National Day of Silence and even though we will not be in school, students will still be particiapting in taking a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools. All students interested can register for the event at www.glsen.org and receive information about their virtual Break the Silence Rally they'll be hosting this year. 

     

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    Events from 2018/2019: 

    - Ally Week September 24th to September 28th, 2018

    - October 18th members of the Diversity Club and National Honor Society volunteered at the Safe in Hunterdon's Annual Candlelight Vigil. It was a wonderful experience where our help was greatly appreciated. 

    - October is LGBT History Month and Bullying Prevention Awareness Month- check out these awesome websites for more information on both: LGBT History Month and Stomp Out Bullying

    - Thankful Board- From November 12th to the 21st Check out our Bulletin Board to see what Del Val is Thankful for!

    - Del Val Coffee House- Feb. 1st, 2019 6pm in the cafeteria- Diversity Club will be there to help out so come and enjoy the amazing talent that is our students!

    - Random Acts of Kindness Week- the week of February 17th-23rd- be on the lookout for random acts of kindness throughout the building. Want to spread the kindness? Check out our bulletin board for some ideas...  

    - Day of Silence April 12th, 2019. We had 24 participants this year and had a wonderful breakfast to start the day. Thanks to all the members who contributed to make our breakfast a success.  

    UPDATE: The Rainbow Fun(d) Run was a great success! We had over 40 particiapnts and were able to donate $450.00 to the American Foundation on Suicide Prevention. Excellent job- Check out our Thank You from AFSP!!!

     

    Diversity Club Video