There was not an empty seat in the house at tonight’s Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s school board meeting.
With their signs in tow, protesters against the Drag Story hour at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library were met by supporters of the upcoming event.
Now many people are bringing the fight to EVSC officials because they are responsible for appointing three EVPL board members.
While folks may have differing opinions on the drag story hour, both sides say they want what’s best for the children in the community.
“One of the first times I saw my child light up with joy genuinely find their place was at an LGBTQ youth event hosted by Tri-State Alliance, and the thing that made them light up was being able to see Drag Kings perform for the children in completely youth appropriate numbers,” says Jasmine Withrow.
On the contrary, Glenn Kissell says, “our library has failed us and now our library board of trustees have failed us as well. So we the public have no choice but to say to you to call a public hearing as a first step to remove and replace your library board appointees.”
The school board listened to the public’s comments, but an EVSC attorney says there is no legal basis to part ways with the three library board members
appointed by the school board before their terms expire.