Opinion: Amherst Pride Caravan July 28


Jennifer Shiao’s School Committee Blog

Editor’s note: . Jennifer Shiao is a member of the Amherst School Committee. Her original posts can be found here.  An archive of her blog posts in The Indy can be found here.

Around 5:45 pm on Friday, July 28, a caravan of cars with rainbow flags drove past my house in S. Amherst. I didn’t know they were coming until a friend who was participating called to let me know they were about to turn onto my street. 

I ran outside just in time to wave as the half-dozen or so cars drove past!
I waved and thanked the folks for participating in this show of support for our LGBTQIA+ community, and folks waved back and gave me some friendly honks.

Sadly I didn’t think to take any pictures (the photo above is borrowed from Etsy). It was an inspiring, heart-warming, short and sweet event. I was glad to be a small part of it!

This blog reflects my own views about the Amherst and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committees – it does not represent the view of the committees, the district, or the superintendent. This blog complies with Open Meeting Law, as long as a quorum of School Committee members do not engage in deliberations in the comments. Comments are welcome. I may respond to comments, but I will not respond to all comments. Sign up here using the “follow blog via email” form to be notified when I post a new entry.  You can email me at jennifer@jenniferamherst.org.

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