Anti-Bullying Candlelight Vigil Scheduled for this Thursday at 5pm at EVSC Headquarters

first_imgThe Tri-State Alliance is encouraging members of the local community to attend an anti-bullying candlelight vigil outside the EVSC Headquarters, 951 Walnut Street on Thursday from 5pm – 5:45pm. The EVSC School Board has their organizational meeting at 5:30pm that same night and same location.         The vigil is in response to EVSC’s communication with the press the past week and a half, where they have downplayed bullying as a problem at EVSC.         The event is being organized with the following goals:1)   To publicize that bullying IS a problem at EVSC, including the bullying of LGBT students;2)   To ask the public to contact school board members, to instruct EVSC Superintendent Dr. David Smith to take action to address this issue;3)   And to publicize that the Tri-State Alliance Youth Group is a safe place for LGBT middle school and high school students in our area (the group meets on Saturdays at 7pm at the TSA Offices, 501 John Street Suite 5 in Evansville)The public is invited to attend. All are encouraged to bring umbrellas, and either a candle or flashlight. Some candles and flashlights will be available that night. For information, contact Tri-State Alliance President Wally Paynter at 812-480-0204 [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more