Skip to video

Across the country, communities are facing escalating attempts to censor lessons on American history and race, silence classroom discussions of LGBTQ+ people and families, and ban LGBTQ+ books from school and public libraries. These efforts make it more difficult for teachers to educate and deprive students of essential support, information, and skills.

Watch this powerful conversation about the impacts these dangerous laws are already having on students and schools, and strategies for challenging these laws and advancing supportive policies. Together, we can protect public education’s important purpose: to provide all students with the skills, knowledge, and supportive environment they need to thrive in school.

Panelists include:

  • Nadine Smith, Executive Director at Equality Florida
  • Chris Erchull, Staff Attorney at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
  • Nikole Parker, Director of Transgender Equality at Equality Florida
  • Tina Philibotte, Chief Equity Officer for the Manchester School District
  • Andres Mejia, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice for the Exeter Region Cooperative School District
  • Alberto Cairo, journalist and parent of a transgender child in Florida public school

Moderated by Michael Johnson, Chief Legal Strategist at GLAD.

Tina Philibotte and Andres Mejia are also plaintiffs in GLAD’s lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s school censorship law.

This event was hosted by GLAD, Equality Florida, ACLU of NH, and PFLAG.

Watch the video:

YouTube video


News and Media:

If you have questions about your rights in New England, you can contact GLAD’s free, confidential legal infoline, GLAD Answers

Enjoyed the event? Join our email list and check our events page to find future conversations like this!