Today Middlesex Community College and the City of Middletown officially proclaimed the week of October 25 to be SPEAK Week. SPEAK (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance, and Knowledge) Club members chose this week in October because it is National Bullying Awareness Month and LGBTIQA+ History Month.

Middletown Councilwoman Deborah Kleckowski made the proclamation this afternoon at a ceremony at Middlesex Community College. Each year from here on out, MxCC will be celebrating SPEAK Week. In the inaugural week, the MxCC community celebrated SPEAK Week with events held on campus to support the LGBTIQA+ community and to stand against acts of bullying.