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Harvey Milk Day was enacted and signed into law in October of 2009 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Under the measure, May 22 is officially Harvey Milk Day, a day of special recognition in California, coinciding with Milk's birthday. [1]

Schools are encouraged to hold lessons "remembering the life of Harvey Milk, recognizing his accomplishments and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to this state." Public schools and educational institutions are encouraged "to conduct suitable and commemorative exercises that would foster respect for all, and educate students about Harvey Milk."

How schools can support having Harvey Milk Day

Why Schools Should Commemorate Harvey Milk Day
by Michael Jones, Editor

Sample Board Resolution Language (pdf format)
from West Contra Costa Unified School District

[1] The California Education Code section 37222 now recognizes May 22 as Harvey Milk Day
[2] (pdf format)



How can you celebrate Harvey Milk Day?

Here's what you can do as a student or a GSA in your school, from GSA Network:


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