NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Unraveling Gender, a one day educational extravaganza that provides a safe space to discuss gender identity and expression, will take place on March 25 at New Rochelle High School.
The festival aims to celebrate diversity and foster an inclusive community where people of all genders can express themselves fully. The goal is to educate the community and create an open discussion where members can ask questions and talk with professionals.
The event is being organized by New Rochelle High School senior and Bezos Scholar Ana Acevedo. It will feature remarks from keynote speaker Sam Killermann, an author, speaker and social justice comedian. Reginald Richardson, NRHS principal, and Michael Hilderbrand, NRHS House IV principal, will also address the festival attendees. Other speakers include: Eileen Riemerschmid, Lisa Scott, Stephanie Herzog, Cody La Vada, Tyler Vadela, Montita Sowapark, Santiago Castillo, Julia Wiener and Jessica Fournier.
The festival is a free event. Middle school and high school students, parents, teachers, administrators, community officials and other community members are invited. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We promise to provide a fun and interactive experience to ask the questions you have been too afraid to ask," Acevado said. "We also guarantee dynamic activities, wonderful entertainment, and amazing speakers. Our goal is to celebrate diversity and foster an inclusive community."