Initiative Will Be Highlighted Oct. 17 at National Anti-Bullying Month
WHAT: The world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization, and the nation’s second-largest school district have joined forces to prevent youth suicides, combat bullying, and make area schools safeand welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. At a joint news conference, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District will highlight the center-led initiative, Project SPIN (Suicide Prevention Intervention Now), a coalition effort bringing together more than 20 community partners. They include: the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Project 10, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gays and Lesbians Initiating a Dialogue for Equality,The Trevor Project, the L.A. Co. Department of Mental Health Services, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Several fluent Spanish speakerswill be available for interviews.
WHO: Mónica García, Board President, Los Angeles Board of Education
Lorri L. Jean, CEO, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 17
10 - 11 a.m.
WHERE: Miguel Contreras Learning Center
322 S. Lucas Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90017