I Am Jazz: School and Community Readings
Join HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools and the National Education Association (NEA) and educators, parents and allies for the National I Am Jazz School and Community Readings on May 18, 2017.
People all across the nation will hold readings and discussions of the critically acclaimed book, I Am Jazz -- a children’s picture book by transgender teen and HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings and co-author, Jessica Herthel. The book is written to help people of all ages gain an understanding of transgender youth.
Hold events in schools, places of worship, libraries, bookstores, and homes to help increase understanding and build more inclusive environments for young people who need to know they are welcomed and loved -- now more than ever!
Follow these three easy steps to get involved:
- Pledge to host a reading for our National I Am Jazz School and Community Readings
- Download the I Am Jazz Organizing Kit to prepare for the event
- Third, grab a copy of the critically acclaimed I Am Jazz and get ready to read! Unable to grab a copy? Here's a video of Jazz reading her book made especially for this day.
Download these resources for your event:
I Am Jazz School and Community Readings Organizing Kit, including the following Welcoming Schools resources:
Looking to attend a reading in your area?
Here are just a few of the public events that will be held across the country to support transgender youth at public libraries, community centers and places of worship. In addition to these public readings, many will also be held in schools!
Don’t see your community listed below? Email us at email@example.com and we’ll connect you with a nearby public event!
- Charlotte, NC
- Durham, NC
- Prairie Village, KS
- Charles City, IA
- Milwaukee, WI
- Knoxville, TN
- Dallas, TX
- Grapevine, TX
- Oakland, CA
- Baltimore, MD
- Reston, VA