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.
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.
We have been continuing to push the Stow-Munroe Falls school system and its Board of Education to do the right thing. Recently, a student created an anonymous Instagram account, @concernedstudentsofsmfhs, detailing some serious concerns from students at the high school about bullying, sexual assault, and mental health.
With only two weeks until the November 2nd election, we thought now would be an apt time to revisit some of Geraldine Bettio’s most callous and oblivious moments from her time on the Stow Munroe-Falls Board of Education. We urge you to read the following quotes and consider if this is someone who is fit to sit on the Board of Education (BoE) and make decisions on behalf of your children.
Stow Collaboration for Change has obtained information via a public records request that shows Stow Munroe-Falls Board of Education Member, Gerry Bettio, who is currently running for re-election, became physically aggressive with a school employee during a strategic planning meeting on May 25, 2021.
THE GENERAL ELECTION IS TUES., NOV. 2, 2021.
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Stow Collaboration for Change is excited to endorse Dr. Pamela Wind for the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education. We had the opportunity to sit down with Pamela and discuss her platform, qualifications, and motivations, which you can read all about on her campaign website.
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For this month’s installment of Homecoming, SC4C is pleased to feature Will Minor, SMFHS Class of 2005. Each Homecoming is an interview with a Stow alumni of color. We learn about what they’re up to, what they’re proud of, and how they experienced the Stow-Munroe Falls school district as a BIPOC student.
The Stow Collaboration for Change is excited to introduce Kesi Michael, SMFHS Class of 2005, for the first installment of our Homecoming series! Each Homecoming is an interview with a Stow alumni of color. We learn about what they’re up to, what they’re proud of, and how they experienced the Stow-Munroe Falls school district as a BIPOC student.