Florida Teach Truth Day of Action

Across the United States, educators, students, parents, and community members are meeting at historic sites to defend the right to teach truthfully and LGBTQ+ rights. Below are the Teach Truth Day of Action events in Florida this Saturday, June 10.


Rosewood Historical Marker – 11:00 AM

Join Free UF at the Rosewood Historical Marker at 11:00 AM ET. Route 24 Cedar Key. There will be a number of speakers, including Lizzie Robinson Jenkins, the 84-year-old founder and president of the Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. and author of an upcoming children’s book on Rosewood. Participants will receive free copies of the New York Times 1619 Project booklet.

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Fort Lauderdale

Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library 12:00 PM

Join the Stonewall National Museum, Archives, & Library — one of the largest LGBTQIA+ archives and libraries in the United States — who will be hosting a Donuts & Conversation at 12:00 noon ET. This event is co-sponsored by Transinclusive Group and Prism, and attendees will receive a free short version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

St. Augustine

Foot Soldiers – 12:00 PM

Join Dr. Michael Butler at the Foot Soldiers Monument at Plaza de la Constitución from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm ET. The monument pays tribute to those who participated in the 1964 SCLC St. Augustine Movement. Learn how these demonstrations helped lead to passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Butler will lead a walking tour of sites related to the 1964 Civil Rights Movement. The tour will start at noon. Bring water and walking shoes.


Torch of Friendship – 4:00 PM

Protest against censorship in our schools! Hosted by PRISM.


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Stay Woke Florida Rolling Protest

June 18 – June 23

Many national organizations are teaming up with Florida local organizations to fight against the assault on democracy that is occurring in Florida. The combined team is planning a “Rolling Protest” throughout State of Florida to highlight our concerns and demand action. The “Rolling Protest” is designed to be one of many actions taken in the State of Florida to raise awareness and encourage the communities in Florida to stand up and fight back against the suppressive actions taken by Governor DeSantis and the State Legislature.

The John Lewis Votercades and Celebration Villages is a concept designed by the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) that is used to raise a local community’s awareness about issues confronting the community and to encourage the community’s political participation to confront the local issues. TJC has utilized John Lewis Votercades in over 200 communities in multiple states throughout the nation to lift awareness and knowledge about elections and voting season.

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Free Copies of Teaching for Black Lives

Thanks to donations, Rethinking Schools is offering Teaching for Black Lives to Florida classroom teachers and teacher educators. While supplies last, request your copy below.

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