Rockton Pride announces meetings ahead of drag Q &A

The group is getting ready to face protestors who are against the library event.

ROCKTON – Rockton Pride has announced information meetings and safety and de-escalation training ahead of a drag Q & A this month.

The meetings are in preparation for the event on July 14. The Talcott Free Library moved the Q & A online because of expected protests from opponents. The Rockford Family Initiative, which has led most of the opposition to the event, is still planning a protest at the library on July 14.

Rockton Pride is planning to hold a counterprotest. They’ve set up a Facebook event to help with planning and coordination.

Ahead of the protest, Rockton Pride is holding meetings to get ready.

The first session is on Friday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. Location information will be given out to those who contact Rockton Pride directly.

The agenda will be:

  • 3:30 – 4 p.m.: Information session
  • 4-5 p.m.: De-escalation training
  • 5-6 p.m.: Therapeutic Approach Crisis Training and self-defense
  • 6-6:30 p.m.: Information session

The second session will be on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m.

Both sessions will be livestreamed for those who can’t attend. Details are subject to change.

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