Action Nights! On most Tuesday nights, volunteers can join with GSE staff to plan the direction of our organization, and work on different projects to further the march of justice in NJ. The regular members of Action Nights refer to themselves as the Action Team. Check our Events page to see when the next Action Night is occurring, and feel free to email contact@GardenStateEquality.org for more details.
Equality Walk. Each year, Garden State Equality holds an Equality Walk in which our members get sponsored by their family and friends, and do a two to three mile walk on a Sunday. The walk ends at a pub, where hundreds of walkers celebrate the Equality Walk’s success.
Anti-bullying training. As the organization that wrote New Jersey’s anti-bullying law with legislators, Garden State Equality knows the law like no one else. We visit schools constantly, charging nothing, to train administrators, teachers and other staff about the new law, and how to comply with it in a practical yet effective manner. We also conduct a different kind of training geared especially to students, and tailor these trainings to be age-appropriate to the schools we visit. If you would like Garden State Equality to visit your school to do an anti-bullying training, please email your name, position, school, town and phone number to Schools@GardenStateEquality.org or call Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Hotline at 1 (877) NJ-BULLY.
Anti-Bullying Helpline. Click here to read more about Garden State Equality’s hotline that receives reports from parents, students and others about incidents of bullying against students.
Town meetings. This is the program which put Garden State Equality on the map. Tens of thousands of New Jerseyans have attended our town meetings across the state, held throughout the year. Our town meetings have packed houses of worship, municipal halls, community centers, gymnasiums and hotels to the rafters. The town meetings have not only smashed attendance records everywhere in the state, but they’ve also drawn massive coverage from news organizations in New Jersey, the region, the nation and the world.