#GSADay4RJ: GSA Day for Racial Justice

GSA Day for Racial Justice (#GSADay4RJ) is an annual day of action to mobilize for racial justice & celebrate multiple identities that you hold as LGBTQ+ youth. It is hosted by the National Youth Council.

For #GSADay4RJ on February 21, 2020, the National Youth Council calls on GSA clubs and our partners across the country to HONOR Trans Youth of Color who are LEADERS in their communities DESPITE their experiences within the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP).

The STPP is a system of policies and practices used by school districts—zero tolerance discipline, policing and surveillance in schools, suspension and expulsion for willful defiance—that push youth of color, queer youth, undocumented youth, lower income youth, and visibly and non-visibly disabled youth out of schools and into the juvenile justice system.

The STPP must be abolished! Until that day, impacted Trans Youth of Color will continue to lead in traditional and non-traditional ways. #WeHonorThem and will make sure they get their roses of recognition and commemoration NOW

Take Action

1. Use this #WeHonorThem Toolkit to uplift Trans Youth of Color Leaders, as well as share and archive their stories.

2. Encourage LGBTQ+ young people and allies in your school and community to get involved! Post about #GSADay4RJ on social media using these flyers for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

3. Send your #GSADay4RJ questions to nationalyc@gsanetwork.org.

4. Follow GSA Network on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates!

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