Sexuality and Gender Awareness Club (SAGA)
SAGA: Sexuality and Gender Awareness (formerly the Gay Straight Alliance)
Advisors: Ms. Devine and Mr. Horn
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at lunch
Meeting Location: Room 115
The Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA) club's mission is to create a safe space for all students regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. All students have the right to a persecution-free environment in which to learn, and this can only be accomplished through education, support, social action, advocacy, and the raising of awareness in the school community. SAGA welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their heterosexual allies.
What we have done:
The Warren Hills SAGA has had great success in attracting students to our club every Wednesday at lunch. We have been successful in the establishment of a safe and accepting environment for students of all orientations.
One of our proudest moments came when our students won the Warren County Human Relations Commission's Award for "Outstanding Club Promoting Acceptance," as well as a citation from the State of New Jersey Senate & General Assembly for "promoting tolerance, understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of diversity in Warren County." These awards came from the students' desire to help make WHRHS a safer and more accepting place to be.
Here's what we'll be doing in 2018-2019:
SAGA plans to accomplish many goals this year!
- Feature speakers from different organizations, such as Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
- Help charitable organizations with whom we are partnering for a community service project.
- Participation in the National Day of Silence in April, 2019.
- Participation in No-Name Calling Week in January, another school-wide event.
- Election of officers for the 2018-2019 school year.
- Social events
- Much more! Keep checking back here at our web page for updates.
On the National day of Silence, students will follow the pledge they have taken to remain silent. As you may or may not know, many people's voices have been silenced involuntarily because of their LGBTQ identity, whether through harassment, bullying, or violence. Students participating in the National Day of Silence do so to draw attention to the many people who have suffered and still do suffer because of the intolerance of others. If you are interested in participating, see Mr. Horn or Ms. Devine for details.Helpful links:
- Friday, April 12, 2019 is the National Day of Silence