Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, the LGBTQ Center of the Finger Lakes, an advocacy program of Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, will be participating with the Human Rights Campaign’s National “I Am Jazz” Community Book Reading at the Seneca Falls Public Library. This evening program will include two separate book readings written by Trans youth activist, Jazz Jennings. The first, a children’s book reading of “I Am Jazz” in the conference room followed by a fun coloring activity for younger participants. The second, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen” book reading and community dialogue on Trans youth in our community. Both readings will start at 6:30PM in two adjacent conference rooms with light refreshments served.
“The Center of the FLX is excited to partner with the Seneca Falls community and this nationally recognized program,” stated Chelsea Snyder, the LGBTQ Center of the Finger Lakes Program Coordinator. “It’s an important conversation to have at the community level, especially with parents, teachers, and business owners. We need to advocate for our Trans youth in our community by educating ourselves and surrounding them with support.”
This national “I Am Jazz” program was started in 2015 at Mt. Horeb, WI after a school teacher planned to read a children’s book about a transgender girl, Jazz Jennings, to their class. Now the Human Rights Campaign has done this community reading around the nation, and, this December, in Seneca Falls! The LGBTQ Center of the Finger Lakes is an advocacy program under Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes. They provide LGBTQ services throughout the Finger Lakes area which include a You Are Not Alone (YANA) youth support group weekly in Geneva and Newark, Safe Zone trainings for local businesses, organizations, and schools, a transgender support group for ages 18+, FLX Pride Festival (mark your calendars for June 8th, 2019), and much more!
Please contact Chelsea Snyder for any questions about the “I Am Jazz” program, happening on December 11th, or LGBTQ services at Family Counseling Service by emailing [email protected] or leaving a voicemail at 315-789-2613 ext. 2152.