Gorham Parents Surprised Middle School Diversity Day Didn’t Just Talk About Antiquing in Ogunquit

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diversity dayGORHAM – Policy changes regulating presentations in Gorham schools by non-school organizations could be in the works following a recent Diversity Day at Gorham Middle School that turned sour. The situation unfolded two weeks ago during a presentation to Gorham eighth-graders by the Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine, known by the acronym PRYSM. Some explicit sexual content by a PRYSM speaker at the presentation’s end was brought to the attention of Gorham Middle School Principal Robert Riley, who sent an apology letter home to parents. A presentation about sexism and violence, according to Riley’s letter, was one of several that day at the school, with a theme of appreciation and tolerance of diversity. (read more at the the American  Journal)


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