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POSTPONED #WhatsMyDifferent - Student March

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Oakland, CA 94612

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NOTICE: MARCH POSTPONED!

To Our Beyond Differences Community,

In solidarity with our families and schools in the North Bay communities, due to the raging fires and the severe unhealthy air quality throughout the entire Bay Area, we have decided to POSTPONE our #WhatsMyDifferent STUDENT MARCH scheduled for this Sunday, October 15th to a later date to be determined.

We want to make sure all our student leaders, their friends and family remain indoors and safe, but there is an alternative. Why not join us anyway?

Let's come together as a community and offer direct help and volunteerism to those affected by the fires. So far, at least 10 schools and district offices have been burnt with an alarming eight more schools in the direct path of the fires. Every day, but especially in times of devastation, it is our mission and commitment to stand up, to include, to support, and to make a difference so that everyone feels valued and respected.

We are asking that all members of our Teen Board of Directors and their families find a way to contribute their time and resources to the fire relief effort. Teen Board members and their families can visit the Beyond Differences website if they are interested in helping. We are pulling together resources so you can find choices that will fit your time and available resources.

Beyond Differences is helping to create a new generation of leaders through our student programs, and we cannot think of a better way to step up to leadership opportunities than standing in solidarity with families and children in the North Bay. We hope to see you on the volunteer trail!

See below for additional resources.

Please note: things are changing so rapidly that specific information about resources is hard to communicate.CVNL, in partnership with others, created a dynamic list of North Bay Fire Donation & Volunteer Information.

Sonoma County Resilience Fund (via Community Foundation Sonoma County) http://www.sonomacf.org/sonoma-county-resilience-fund/

Volunteer/Donation/Evacuee Info: (found this via Mary Jane Burke)

MARCH INFO: DATE TBD

Millions of middle school children suffer every day from feeling left out or socially isolated simply because they are seen as different for whatever reasons. Whether you are a kid or an adult, the pain of this memory really hurts and can last a long time. Middle school doesn’t have to be that way. We are all different in one way or another and deserve to be accepted, valued and included for just who we are!

Beyond Differences created the #WhatsMyDifferent campaign, which is a diverse collection of past and present stories from real people courageously sharing their unique differences and the often painful experience of middle school. Each story ends by challenging viewers with the simple question, “Will you look beyond my different?"

Teen Board members from Beyond Differences stepped up to share their own #WhatsMyDifferent stories and are now taking it to the streets in the form of a student march. We are calling anyone who supports youth talking about and going beyond differences to join us.

PLEASE CLICK "TICKETS" TO REGISTER. THE EVENT IS FREE.

We will be providing bus transportation for as many youth and adults as possible. We have a $25/seat suggested donation to help cover the cost of the bus. We will be offering one pick up and drop off location from the North Bay to the East Bay. You can also sponsor seats for others if you cannot attend yourself.

Please stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the event.

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