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Harvey Milk Day Sacramento
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Celebrate Harvey Milk Day in Sacramento!
The Harvey Milk Foundation host events during the month of May in cities throughout California to celebrate Harvey Milk Day which is May 22.
- Host: Harvey Milk Foundation
- Honorary co-host: The California Legislative LGBT Caucus
- Supporting Host: Equality California (EQCA)
The California Museum
1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
5:30 – 6 PM
Intimate VIP reception
Limited tickets available: $100.00
6 – 7 PM
A conversation on the implementation and benefits of Senate Bill (SB) 48. The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011, requires public schools to teach LGBT history. While the act went into effect January 1, 2012, it’s still not implemented.
Bullying and discrimination issues are current and growing problems in our public schools. Solutions to mitigate these issues could develop as more students have access to factual information about social movements, current events and history of LGBT people.
FREE WITH RSVP
- Stuart Milk, nephew of Harvey Milk
- Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez
- Anne Kronenberg, Harvey’s campaign manager
- Senator Mark Leno, author of SB 48
- Laurie Hasencamp, Equality California Interim Executive Director
- Dori Moorehead, California Museum Executive Director
- Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
- Professor Lawrence C. Levine
- Stampp Corbin, publisher of LGBT Weekly (moderator)
Limited seating available; must RSVP:
Email to ask for more information about the VIP reception: SacramentoMilkEvent@hotmail.com
Media contact: Justin Knighten, Justin@LucasPublicAffairs.com
Official after party is at Hot Italian
1627 16th Street, Sacramento, CA
A special thanks to our event sponsors:
- Comcast Spotlight
- VSP Vision Care
- The California Museum
- Hot Italian
- Lucas Public Affairs
- Cathy Schwamberger & Diana Kienle
- Dewey Square Group
- California Biotechnology Foundation
When & Where
Harvey Milk Foundation
About the Harvey Milk Foundation: The Harvey Milk Foundation, established in 2010 as a non-profit charitable organization, promotes Harvey Milk’s legacy through education and outreach around the world. Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was the one of the first openly gay elected official in the United States when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November 1978. The Foundation is led and founded by Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey’s campaign manager and political aide.
About Harvey Milk Day: In 2009, the California State Legislature passed, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed, Senate Bill (SB) 572 designating every May 22 as "Harvey Milk Day.” SB 572 was authored by Senator Mark Leno and officially sponsored by Equality California (EQCA). May 22, 2010 marked the very first “Harvey Milk Day” and the official launch of the Harvey Milk Foundation. The Foundation continues to bring California’s political and business leaders, celebrities, the youth and general public together to celebrate Harvey’s legacy. The Foundation hosts official events in Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Communities all over the world join California to host their own events in May to celebrate Harvey Milk.
About Harvey Milk: Harvey Milk’s dream for a better tomorrow was filled with the hope for equality and a world without hate. Harvey Milk’s ground breaking election in 1977 as one of the world’s first openly gay elected officials, symbolized the freedom to live life with authenticity to millions of LGBT women and men around the world.
Harvey served less than a year in public office before his brutal assassination but his life profoundly changed a city, state, nation and a global community. His courage, passion and sense of justice rocked a country and stirred the very core of a put down and pushed out community, bringing forward new hope and a new vision of freedom. Harvey Milk’s inspiring life has been the subject and inspiration for Academy award winning films, operas, books, children’s books, plays, music, awards, and proclamations.
Harvey showed us all what one person, standing up loudly and clearly, against a fierce societal fear and prejudice can accomplish. He created a rich and vivid message of hope and an enduring dream, teaching us how to create our own.
To learn more, please visit: www.MilkFoundation.org