The Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Education Department is celebrating LGBTQ History month this October by providing Vecinos Unidos® members and Youth online resources all month long. In early June 2021, Kern students of the LGBTQ+ community were harassed and intimidated by their peers. As a proactive measure to support LGBTQ+ youth, DHF has been hosting safe spaces for our youth and meeting with allies to make sure their voices are heard at school board meetings. Through our organizing efforts, on October 4th, 2021, the Kern High School District board Adopted a Proclamation Recognizing LGBTQ+ Students, Staff and Community. This is the first step in being inclusive of all identities and students, and we will continue to advocate for resources such as:

Hiring of LGBTQ+ BIPOC counselors, social workers, and therapists
Sustainability of an office/space where LGBTQ+ students can gather
Implementation of LGBTQ+ cultural competency training for educators and students
Hosting and Celebrating PRIDE events
Denouncing anti-LGBTQ+ behaviors and actions when students report them
AND holding restorative justice circles for healing and solution-making when behaviors/actions do occur

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