A group of GLBT rights activists is hosting a town hall meeting in Ashland City this week to address bullying in schools after the suicide of a local teen.
The Dec. 7 death of Jacob Rogers, a senior at Cheatham County Central High School, has prompted questions about the safety of Tennessee schools. Students and parents are encouraged to attend the event and express their concerns about bullying and discrimination among youth.
The town hall meeting will be held at 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Cheatham County Funeral Home. According to organizers, attendees will be allowed to voice their perspectives in an open forum:
This event is in response to requests from Jacob’s friends, family and from community members who wanted a safe place to talk, to share feelings and thoughts and to get more information about the issue of bullying– of any kind. Our collective goal is to honor Jacob’s memory by taking positive steps to ensure that other young people do not feel isolated and hopeless for any reason.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.