Harvey Milk Day at Wood Middle School

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Harvey Milk has milk on his shirt in this 1975 photo that Mark Cohen took in front of Milk's business, Castro Camera. Milk, an avid amateur photographer, owned the store from 1972 until his death in 1978.

Making schools and communities safer for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer teens is the focus of this year's celebration of Harvey Milk Day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Wood Middle School, 420 Grand St.

The evening will feature a screening of the film Not in Our Town: Staging a Response to Hate about the 2003 death of transgender teen Gwen Araujo in Newark,

Keynote speaker, veteran Palo Alto educator Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas, initiated "Not in Our School: Palo Alto." Pat Skillen, a founding member of the Newark-Fremont Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will also speak.

The Oakland Gay Men's Chorus will perform at the celebration whose sponsors include Alamedans Together Against Hate, Alameda Multicultural Center, the College of Alameda, Alameda Unified School District, First Congregational Church of Alameda, Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits and the Alameda Harvey Milk Day 2012 Committee. To learn more, call Rev. Laura Rose at 522-6012, Ext. 21.


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