Marco Colón is 15 years old and will be a junior at Berkeley High School. He enjoys graphic design and architecture and studied engineering at Oakland Tech. He hopes that these posters will have a great impact in California schools and will change what people are inclined to say.
Poster text: "Assembly Bill 537, The California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, was passed by the California Legislature in September 1999. The law prohibits discrimination in California public schools on the same grounds used to define hate crimes under California law: Penal Code Section 422.6 (a) includes the protection of persons because of their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation, or the perception of one or more of those characteristics. However, we know that students and educators who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender too often face harassment, discrimination, and even violence on a regular basis."
The colors on this poster may vary slightly.