• 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! 

     

     NEXT MEETING

     on our Zoom link

    Go to our Canvas Course to find the link 

      

    WEEKLY OR MONTHLY RESOURCES FROM AREA CENTERS:

    - The Rainbow Room - https://www.facebook.com/pprainbowroom/

    • All youth 14-21 yrs are welcome. The Rainbow Room is Planned Parenthood’s program for LGBTQA + youth and allies, with weekly youth meetings, Wednesdays 6-8pm, regularly at our center in Doylestown since 2001 - and now on Zoom during the quarantine. We proudly provide sex education, advocacy, reproductive rights, support, friendship, activism, art, expression, healing, friendship, fun, food and massive LOVE. 
      • NOW on 4th Wednesdays: open to 12-21yr olds. Follow us on FB and Insta at PPRainbowRoom 
     
     
    • The Rainbow Room also offers a Virtual Study Hall that runs on Mondays and Fridays from 5pm-7pm direct message them for details and Zoom links or email rainbowroom@ppkeystone.org

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    - Bradbury Sullivan Center- https://www.bradburysullivancenter.org/
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    -In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    • Monthly peer-led casual, drop-in discussion group for people who were assigned anything other than male at birth but now reside somewhere on the masculine spectrum—e.g. transguys and transmasculine non-binary people. The group is held on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8PM ET.

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    - In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    • Monthly support group for parents of transgender children of any age led by a parent of a trans child. The group is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7:30PM ET.

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    - In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    • A casual, drop-in community discussion group for asexual, graysexual, demisexual, and aromantic folks, as well as anyone who finds themselves under the umbrella of asexuality. The group is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 8 to 9:15PM ET. 

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    - In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org

    • “Our spirit is what animates or quickens us. It is what makes us alive. Spirituality is the practice of staying consciously connected with what makes us alive.” -Mona West*
    • Welcome to Breathe, an affirming space based on a shared thirst for community and connection, located at the intersection of queerness and spirituality. Yes, bring your past (tradition or no tradition), your practices (smells, bells, spells), your truth (as you name it or choose not to name it), and your questions. Let’s build a community centered on exploring fulfilling ways to empower each other’s inner strength and peace. The group is held every 1st Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30PM ET.
    • Facilitated by: Mel Kitchen, Coordinator Lehigh University Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity,
      Mark Wonsidler, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, Lehigh University Art Galleries,
      Jimmy Hamill, Ph.D candidate at Lehigh University, and
      Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life, Lehigh University

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    • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomes your participation in Queer Threads: a knitting, crocheting, crafting, and stitching circle meeting monthly on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 ET over zoom.
    • The group is facilitated by Kristen Leipert and closed captioning is available. In this casual crafting circle, join us with your crafting projects while we stitch together in community!
    • RSVP for the zoom link to kristen@bradburysullivancenter.org
     
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     -In order to participate virtually, please email Reilly@BradburySullivanCenter.org
    • The Shadez Collective is a Community Group for BIPOC & Queer folks of the greater Lehigh Valley. This is a space for community members to come together and celebrate, commiserate, network and organize. This group is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6PM to 7:30PM ET. 

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    ATTIC YOUTH CENTER - https://www.atticyouthcenter.org/

       
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    • Everybody Say Love (virtual)- every Monday @ 4pm
    • This group discusses self-care, and the challenge to balance care for self and others
      • Guidelines:
        This space is for ages 14 – 23
    • Respect Diversity: Your virtual space—should be, without question, a safe space for people of all races, genders, sexes, ages, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic statuses. Derogatory and sarcastic comments and jokes that marginalize anyone are fundamentally unacceptable, especially in the classroom. Offensive language—or language that could be construed as offensive—should be avoided and defused. In the unfortunate event that this becomes an issue, you should take immediate action to protect the safety and comfort of our youth. Our ethnically rich and diverse, multi-cultural world should be highly celebrated in the classroom and in life. Knowledge your own biases as well before you begin teaching so you can treat every person under your facilitating with the respect and compassion that all humans deserve.
     
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    -UPCOMNG VIRTUAL EVENTS-
     
       
    Queer Poetry Reading Group: Arisa White
    When: Thu, February 18, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147626697?pwd=aEMxSnVheHZFV21HR05hU1ZXekhBUT09 (map)
    Description: Adrian Shanker (he/him) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147626697?pwd=aEMxSnVheHZFV21HR05hU1ZXekhBUT09
    Meeting ID: 861 4762 6697
    Passcode: 473233
     
     
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    HOSTED BY

    drag superstar Jujubee!
    contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race (season 2)
    and RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars (seasons 1 and 5)

    SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY

    singer-songwriter Catie Curtis!

     

    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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     Attic Youth Center- https://www.atticyouthcenter.org/
     
     
     

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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

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    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!!!

     

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