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Pride Parade and Celebration: June 2, 2103

Parade: 11:00 am Pacific Avenue
Celebration: 11:00 am to 4:00 PM, Pacific Avenue (Cooper Street to Water Street)

Join Santa Cruz City Schools board of education trustees, staff and Santa Cruz Education Foundation board members in the annual Pride celebration hosted by the Diversity Center on Sunday, June 2.

Santa Cruz City Schools is being recognized for its outreach to and support for LGBT students. Read the Santa Cruz City Schools statement on LGBT youth and their safety in school.

Locally, Santa Cruz City Schools issued a public statement earlier this year affirming their commitment to protect LGBTQ students from verbal and physical abuse, and declaring their responsibility to protect a teacher’s or student’s constitutional freedom of expression and speech. Combined with their ongoing support for Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs on school campuses and the Safe Schools Project to combat violence, Santa Cruz City Schools has been chosen as one of the 2013 Santa Cruz Pride honorees. – Sharon Pappo, Executive Director, Diversity Center and Adam Spickler, Diversity Center Board President.