Board of Education

Speak in Support of the Anti-racism Policy

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Show your support for the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education's Anti-racism Policy at their meeting on July 17, 2023, at Stow City Hall.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education will soon vote on the Anti-racism Policy, which continues to face pushback. Opposition has been VERY vocal, so please consider sharing and coming to speak in support of it — this is an opportunity to share our experiences, and make our voices heard.

Year in Review

2022 Annual Report

Contributors: Rachel Jamison, Miguel Carvallo, and Aaron Yeager.

Last year was big for us — read below, or download the PDF, to find out what we did, and how we used our funds, to help the community.


2023 Black History Month Events in Greater Akron

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Want to learn more about Black history, both locally and beyond? Take a look below, for ways you can get involved this month.

Elections Laws

Our Picks for the November 2022 General Election

Contributors: Deb Wang, Rachel Jamison, and Aaron Yeager.

In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 insurrection, the overturning of Roe v. Wade, and the murder of Jayland Walker, the General Election in November is extremely important. Below, you’ll find our recommendations on who and what to vote for, including a sample ballot for Stow.


Tell Gov. DeWine No To Arming Teachers in Schools

Becky Alexander and Rachel Jamison contributed to this article.

Tell Governor DeWine and your representatives "No" to Ohio House Bill 99.

Last week, the Ohio House and Senate passed House Bill 99 (HB99), which would allow teachers and staff to bring guns to school with less than 24 hours of training. Supposedly, if teachers can arm themselves, they can stop school shootings from happening, or intensifying, which is ridiculous, and dangerous to everyone involved.

If you’d like to stop Governor Mike DeWine from signing this bill into law, we’ve created a script for calling him, and telling him how you feel.


New, Afrocentric, LGBTQ+ Center Offers Several Upcoming Events

Disclaimer: The author of this post, Aaron Yeager, is an employee at Akron AIDS Collaborative, the organization that manages the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center.

Contributors: Rachel Jamison and Aaron Yeager.

Upcoming LGBTQ+ Events in Akron

This year, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Akron AIDS Collaborative opened the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center, in Akron, Ohio. It’s a safe space for people who identify as queer, to hang out and use services, such as a free clothing bank, designed for trans people, called Rustin’s Rack; free HIV and COVID-19 testing; case management services, for people who currently don’t have housing, or need help navigating social services, such as food stamps; and much, much more.