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I Am Jazz School and Community Reading

December 04, 2017

On December 7th, educators and allies across the country will stand in solidarity with transgender students by hosting school and community readings of I Am Jazz, a children's book by transgender teen and trailblazer Jazz Jennings.

I Am Jazz, is intended to foster safe and welcoming schools and communities for young people. 

Event:                                   I am Jazz School and Community Reading

Date:                                     Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time:                                    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:                             Education Centre, 400 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby

Audience:                           50 students

Preferred Media Time:      10:30 a.m.

I Am Jazz, written by Human Rights Campaign Foundation Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings, and author Jessica Herthel, is a first-person account being transgender. Jennings was one of the first transgender children to talk openly about her identity and the challenges she has faced as a transgender youth. This groundbreaking book is used by DDSB schools and families to help young children understand transgender youth and adults.