Subject: [NEWS] strictly fyi: events (WA, MN, Washington D.C, everywhere)
From: Nik <>
Date: 1/27/2012 2:09 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends,

(1) GLSEN webinar on €śPlaygrounds & Predjudice€ť (Feb. 1; everywhere)

(2)  Talk with Children and Youth abour Race workshop (Feb. 10; Seattle, WA)

(3) Teach Your Well: Restoring Tolerance and Civility  (March 9-11; Chelan, WA) 

(4) GLSEN Safe Schools Advocacy Conference (March 24-27; Washington D.C)

(5) White Privilege Conference (March 28-31; Albuquerque, N.M) 


(1) GLSEN webinar on "Playgrounds & Predjudice" (Feb. 1; everywhere)


On February 1 join GLSEN for an in-depth look at the study findings from their newly released report, Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States. Findings related to students' and teachers' experiences with biased remarks and bullying, and their attitudes about gender expression and family diversity will be discussed. Participants will also learn more about the new GLSEN curricular resource for elementary school teachers, Ready, Set, Respect! GLSEN's Elementary School Toolkit will be provided. Webinar is from 3-4pm.

Register for the webinar at


(2) Talk with Children and Youth abour Race workshop (Feb. 10; Seattle, WA)


Talking with Children and Youth about Race: The workshop includes strategies to teach youth how to stand up and confront bias they encounter. $125. February 10, 8:30 - 4:30. Seattle School of Theology & Psychology (2501 Elliott Avenue, 98121). Information/Registration:


(3) Teach Your Well: Restoring Tolerance and Civility  (March 9-11; Chelan, WA)


Washington State Council for the Social Studies: Lake Chelan Leadership Retreat. Teach Your Children Well: Restoring Tolerance and Civility. March 9 €“ 11. Click here for more info. 



(4) GLSEN Safe Schools Advocacy Conference (March 24-27; Washington D.C)


The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is now accepting applications for its annual Safe Schools Advocacy Conference (SSAS).  For selected participants, SSAS is a completely free annual four-day conference focused on bullying and harassment in Washington, D.C. for students and non-students alike. This year, SSAS will be held March 24th €“ 27th. Participants learn about issues surrounding bullying and harassment as well as current efforts to address the problem. Participants also learn about effective advocacy strategies. After learning how to advocate, attendees spend the final day of the program visiting with their Members of Congress to share their stories and press for key pieces of federal legislation to address bullying and harassment. GLSEN will continue to engage SSAS participants beyond the conference by keeping participants informed about legislative achievements, as well as working with participants on long-term outreach and advocacy efforts.

SSAS Participants are chosen from a nationwide pool of applicants with increased consideration given to applicants from key legislative districts or states; however, regardless of where you live, anyone interested in the conference is encouraged to apply. GLSEN covers the entire cost of the conference, including participants' travel, accommodation, and meals.

The application is available on GLSEN's website at


(5) White Privilege Conference (March 28-31; Albuquerque, N.M)


The conference is unique in its ability to bring together high school and college students, teachers, university faculty and higher education professionals, nonprofit staff, activists, social workers and counselors, healthcare workers, and members of the spiritual community and corporate arena. Annually, more than 1,500 attend from more than 35 states, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, and Germany. For more info and to register please visit




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