Despite a student's off-campus shooting Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2005), a planned celebration of the Plainfield School District's new season will take place today (Sept. 17, 2005).
The "We're Serious About Learning" event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plainfield High School Field. A flier for the event pictures the district mascot, the Cardinal, with glasses, a pile of books and an apple, suggesting a scholarly approach to schooling.
ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR - 11 am - 3 pm
Library Park, West 9th St and Arlington Avenue
Environmental info and demos, fun, food and entertainmnet for the entire familySponsor: Plainfield Municipal Utilities AuthorityInformation: (908) 226-2518
SAKIA GUNN FILM FUNDRAISER - 4pm - 8pm
At the Plainfield home of Paul Phillips and Shep Brown,1217 Cambridge Avenue (off Leland Avenue)
Sakia Gunn was a 15-year old African American lesbian who was murdered in a hate crime in Newark in 2003. Compared to the 1998 gay-bias murder of Matthew Shepard, Sakia Gunn’s murder drew limited media coverage.
The goal of the Sakia Gunn Film Project is to make black LGBTI kids more visible and less vulnerable, to elevate them and signal to everyone that these black LGBTI young people are worth loving and protecting.
A minimum donation of $25 is being requested.
ANTI-VIOLENCE EVENT POSTPONED
An anti-violence event that organizers hoped would take place this weekend will now be rescheduled to next month, according to staff at Cathedral International.
The 7,000-member group based in Perth Amboy and led by Bishop Donald Hilliard holds outreach services in Plainfield High School under the name, "Cathedral in the Fields." A spokeswoman at the church office said the event was rescheduled to October, with a date to be announced.