This an announcement of a community-wide awareness event that may interest you and/or the groups with whom you may be involved. The Vigil and Fundraising Efforts are the result of a Community Action Meeting held on Thursday 10/7 to discuss how to prevent bullying and suicide among youth, and particularly LGBTQ youth. We invite you to forward this to group email lists, print in any announcements/publications, and/or make brief announcements to the groups with whom you work!
To honor the lives of LGBTQ youth who have commited suicide, and who were victimized or bullied, and to express Charlottesville's commitment to prevent bullying and to promote acceptance in our community and our schools:
Come to the ACCEPT (All Charlottesville Caring for Every Person Together!) Vigil on October 20th at 7:00pm, at UVA's Rotunda (street-side).
Resources will be available!!
-On how schools can support LGBT students
-On how schools/adminstrators can prevent bullying and victimization
-On how students can develop Gay-Straight Alliances
-On where youth/students can find groups and activities that are LGBT-affirming
To Help raise funds for the ACCEPT Vigil and fund suicide-prevention and LGBT-supportive groups:
Go to Lunch at Zazu's on Wednesday, 10/13 , from 11am- 3pm and/or Go to dinner at Escafe on Wednesday 10/13 from 5-9:30pm
10-15% of the proceeds will go to the Vigil and the ACCEPT movement!!