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  • Pride Night with the New Jersey Devils

    Purchase your ticket today to support New Jersey Devils Pride Night!

    Each ticket comes with the following:

    - Access to pregame networking event in the PrimePoint Lounge with special guest speakers
    - Devils Drawstring Bag

    *To redeem your Devils Drawstring Bag, please fill out the form on this link below prior to the game.

    https://newjerseydevils.formstack.com/forms/group_gift_redemption

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Woods at (973) 982-6331 or awoods@prucenter.com.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

     

  • An Evening with Darnell L. Moore

    Join Garden State Equality and author Darnell L. Moore in Asbury Park for a reading from his memoir No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. An Evening with Darnell L. Moore will benefit safe schools initiatives in Darnell's hometown of Camden, New Jersey.

    Admission tickets are priced at $3. Admission tickets and a signed copy of the book are available for $20. Admission tickets, signed book, and open bar pre-event Meet & Greet with the author before event are available at $75.

    Guests who purchase tickets for pre-event Meet & Greet should arrive at 6:00pm.

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  • Library Series-Brick

     

     

    “LGBTQ 101” Workshop
    (Administrators/Teachers/School Staff/Community)
    Our “LGBTQ 101” workshop provides participants with basic information, terminology, and key
    concepts around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and intersectionality.
    Participants will learn the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in school and community settings
    and how to to be inclusive and affirming of the LGBTQ community.

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  • Sussex County Meeting

     
    This County's Meeting will be held at the Holy Counselor Lutheran Church. This meeting will allow attendees to discuss issues, learn about programs for 2019, meet staff, and engage with fellow members of their community.
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  • Educators for Equality Meeting

    We will be hosting our 3rd Educators for Equality Meeting on Saturday March 16th 2019 from 10AM – 1PM in Mancini Hall at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.  The structure of this meeting will allow for plenty of socializing, networking, and collaboration.

    We will have a short presentation from the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (DCR) in the beginning of the meeting.  We will spend the rest of the meeting collaborating and socializing in an EdCamp format! If you have not been to an Ed Camp before, the model allows the participants to decide the topics of discussion.  The topics will be discussed in small groups, you may choose which group you select. Lastly, the participants are the facilitators which allows for authentic discussion.

    Lastly, please share this information with friends and colleagues.  Educators for Equality continues to grow. There is strength in numbers!

    Please RSVP here

    Parking:

    ·         The Toms River Township Parking Deck is located directly behind the library on the corner of Water Street and Horner Street. This deck is not owned or operated by the library. You are welcome to park in this deck.

    ·         Metered parking is in effect before 6 pm on weekdays. The library pays for free parking for all on the top level of the parking deck on Saturdays. The cost on the top level of the deck is 25 cents per hour (quarters only) and the parking limit is 3 hours.

    ·         On the lower level, there is parking in the center aisle section only and it costs 50 cents per hour. The parking limit is up to 8 hours. The middle level of the parking deck is not for public use. For those with handicapped plates or placards you can park on the top or bottom level in any space except for those that are labeled “RESERVED”.

    ·         Weekend and weeknight parking after 6 pm is free. Everyone must pay to park however if you have a handicapped plate or placard and your time expires you will not receive a ticket. If you have any questions about the Toms River Township parking deck, feel free to contact the Toms River Township Parking Authority at 732-240-2800.

  • Library Series-Manahawkin

     

     

     

    “LGBTQ 101” Workshop
    (Administrators/Teachers/School Staff/Community)
    Our “LGBTQ 101” workshop provides participants with basic information, terminology, and key
    concepts around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and intersectionality.
    Participants will learn the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in school and community settings
    and how to to be inclusive and affirming of the LGBTQ community.

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  • 1st Annual LGBTQ Equality at Work Symposium

    1st Annual LGBT Equality at Work Symposium: An Event to Promote Corporate Diversity and Inclusion
    Sponsored by the First Energy Foundation & Jersey Central Power & Light

    Date: March 28th, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Location: Bell Labs Holmdel Complex 101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733
    Cost: $75 per person

     

    Symposium Agenda:

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Continental Breakfast

    9:30 AM - 9:45 AM: Event Sponsor and Garden State Equality Executive Director, Christian Fuscarino, Welcome

    9:45 AM - 10:20 AM: Mr. Aaron Potenza, PhD(C), Policy Director, Garden State Equality: “Developing Community Partnerships to Help Promote Workplace Diversity”

    10:20 AM - 10:55 AM: Tracey Fama, Ethics & Compliance Manager, US & Puerto Rico, GSK Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, “The Role of the Ally in Developing a Strong Employee Resource Group: Some Notes from the Field”

    10:55 AM - 11:05 AM: Break

    11:05 AM - 11:40 AM: Tyree Oredein, DrPh, Safe Schools Coordinator, Garden State Equality, “LGBTQQIAA and a Conversation About Intersectionality”

    11:40 AM - 12:15 PM: Barbara Frankel, Executive Editor, Working Mother Research Institute, “Creating an Inclusive Workplace Where Employees Self-Disclose”

    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Networking Lunch

    1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Keynote Speaker, Robyn Gigl, Partner, Gluck Walrath, LLP, “Observations from Both Sides of the Glass Ceiling – A Trans Woman’s Perspective”

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  • 2nd Annual “Equality Through Art” Contest

    • Monday, April 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Garden State Equality
    Safe Schools & Anti-Bullying Program
    2nd Annual “Equality Through Art” Contest

    Contest Rules:

    • The theme for 2019 is “Transformation: Tell Your Story”
    • 9th- 12th grade students are permitted to submit a 1 page personal story or written work about the day-to-day experiences that helped make them the person they are today. Students can focus on experiences in their family, school, community, or country and the impact those experiences have had on making them a more aware, inclusive, and caring young person.
    • All students must have a host teacher to submit their story.
    • Submissions must be able to be sent via Google Form bit.ly/tellyourstory2019 to GSE’s Safe Schools Coordinator, Ashley Chiappano.

     

    Submission Deadline and Winners:

    • All submission must be sent by  April 1st, 2019.
    • Essays will be voted on by GSE staff and partners via social media.
    • There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
    • 1st place ($100 gift card), 2nd place ($50 gift), 3rd place ($25 gift).  

     

    Please complete form and send submissions to:

    bit.ly/tellyourstory2019

     

    All students who submit an essay will be invited, along with their families, and host teacher to attend an event hosted by GSE and its partners!  

    If there is an issue submitting via Google Forms, please see reverse side and submit via mail to Ashley Chiappano, Safe Schools Coordinator, 1408 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

  • SAGETable Asbury Park

    Back by popular demand, GSE is hosting SAGETable again! With over 75 participants combined at our North, Central, and South Jersey location, we figured Asbury Park is the next best place! For this edition of SAGETable, we will be showing the film Gen Silent, a documentary about LGBTQ aging issues. To view the trailer for the documentary, click here!

    Why SAGE TABLE? Our goal is to draw our community closer together, to alleviate the loneliness common to many LGBTQ seniors and to share stories and ideas. This is a space to begin a conversation about how we relate to people across age boundaries in our community, and how we can take action together.

    THIS IS A FREE EVENT for everyone who considers themselves LGBTQ or an ally regardless of age! 

    Please note, this facility is not handicap accessible. There is no elevator and viewers are required to walk down a few stairs to the screening room. 

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  • Library Series - Toms River

    “LGBTQ 101” Workshop
    (Administrators/Teachers/School Staff/Community)
    Our “LGBTQ 101” workshop provides participants with basic information, terminology, and key
    concepts around gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and intersectionality.
    Participants will learn the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth in school and community settings
    and how to to be inclusive and affirming of the LGBTQ community.

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