As New Jersey and the nation continue to mourn the death of Tyler Clementi – a tragedy that has hit so many of us so close to home, the community will have the chance to share our collective grief over the loss of a bright young light, gone too soon.
Next week, Garden State Equality is joining with State Legislators, and leaders of state and national organizations, for two Town Meetings in Memory of Tyler Clementi:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm
New Brunswick – Rutgers University Student Center
Multi-Purpose Room, 126 College Avenue
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Ridgewood, New Jersey – Tyler’s hometown
St. Elizabeth’s Church, 169 Fairmount Road
The Town Meetings will offer the opportunity for the self-reflection, remembrance, and community empowerment. I commented earlier that I remain at a loss for words days after the tragic news of the death of Tyler Clementi. I’m hoping the words of others will help make sense of what has become our state’s collective grief.
Participating organizations include: BiGLARU (Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Rutgers), Delta Lambda Phi, Rutgers HiTOPS, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, LLEGO, Queer People of Color at Rutgers, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, PFLAG, Queer Coalition Rutgers and The Trevor Project. And surely more will join.
No RSVP is necessary for either event. But, I can say for certain I will be there.