Subject: strictly fyi: events in WA, CA, MA, FL, webinar
From: Nik <>
Date: 5/16/2012 8:37 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) National Prevention Week Kick Off (May 18; Seattle, WA)

(2) Queer Youth Empowerment Day (May 19; Los Angeles, CA)

(3) Purple Prom (May 19; Seattle, WA)

(4) Youth Pride 2012 (May 19; Boston, MA)

(5) LGBTQ Youth Prom (May 19; Boston, MA)

(6) Screening: Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth  (May 21; Seattle, WA)

(7) Webinar: "ReThink Tank: Sexism & Domestic Violence "  "Self-Determination and Objectification" (May 22; anywhere)

(8) A Matter of Life and Death: Youth Suicide Prevention Conference (June 7-8; Daytona, FL)

(9) Reel Queer Youth: MAKE THE FILM YOU WANT TO SEE (July 16-20; Seattle, WA)



(1) National Prevention Week Kick Off (May 18; Seattle, WA)

Join us this Friday, May 18th at the Recovery Caf้ to help us kick off National Prevention Week!                                                         

Calling all YOUNG ADULTS and concerned parents! Recovery Caf้'s Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC) presents a public discussion kicking off National Prevention Week!

Panel: Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse & Illicit Drug Use

When: Friday May 18th from 7-10pm

Where: Recovery Caf้ (2022 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98121)

The panel will be followed by a Celebration of Young Adults in Recovery Talent Show, Entertainment, Food, Refreshments, Movies, WII, Music & More!!! 8:00 "“ 10:00 P.M. Questions please contact Frank Couch, Chief Clinician/Interim Clinical Director at or 206-328-1719




(2) Queer Youth Empowerment Day (May 19; Los Angeles, CA)

LGBT youth are invited to the upcoming "Queer Youth Empowerment Day," taking place Saturday, May 19, at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The free conference is designed to bring LGBTQ youth of color as well as their teachers, parents and allies together for a unique educational experience at UCLA. Hosted by UCLA's Project 1, the conference will explore the issues that LGBTQ youth of color face in the 21st century, with the hope of inspiring and empowering them to pursue higher education and become agents of transformative change in their communities.

Project 1 is a community service program at UCLA that works with LGBTQ students in South Los Angeles. Undergraduate volunteers mentor and tutor students through LGBTQ student organizations on their high school campuses. The organization also strives to educate students on LGBTQ issues, strengthen their individual identities, and enable them to give back to their communities.

The theme of this his year's conference is "Empower Youth Voice!" and will feature guest performer Kay Barrett. For more information, e-mail




(3) Purple Prom (May 19; Seattle, WA)

Free! Food! Fun! Live DJs! Dance!

Up to age 20

Queer Youth of Color + ALL Queer Youth + Friends + Allies!

Date: Saturday, May 19

Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Place: Miller Community Center

330 ~ 19th Avenue E at E Thomas Street

Seattle, WA 98102

Need a ticket? They're free! Get'em here
For more information: or by text or phone to 206-883-6110 or by visiting:



(4) Youth Pride 2012 (May 19; Boston, MA)

Massachusetts Youth Pride is a one-day annual festival dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ youth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Youth Pride is dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia in order to allow all young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Youth Pride works with youth and teens to provide them with knowledge and courage to be who they are in today's society. There will be an event to celebrate Youth Pride on Saturday, May 19th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Boston Common. There will be a parade and festival for all to enjoy. So if you are in the neighborhood, whether you're an LGBT youth or an adult ally, please stop by and support Youth Pride.

Schedule :11am Gather & Mingle

12noon Parade Kick Off

1-4pm Festival




(5) LGBTQ Youth Prom (May 19; Boston, MA)

First held in 1981, the BAGLY Prom is the nation's oldest annual GLBT youth prom and it remains the largest. Since the late 1990's, it has attracted over 1,000 youth annually. The Prom is held at Boston City Hall from 7:00 "“ 11:00pm following Massachusetts Youth Pride.  Come out and have fun!




(6) Screening: Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth  (May 21; Seattle, WA)

Movie Showings:  Starting Again: Stories of Refugee Youth  This film chronicles the lives of refugee youth  in Washington State. Through the voices of four youth from Burma, Nepal/Bhutan, Russia, and Somalia, the audience is introduced to the stories, experiences, struggles and successes of life before and after resettling in the United States.   Join us for a light dinner, film showing and discussion!

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 6pm - 7:30pm

Where: Seattle Public Library at Rainier Beach FREE, open to the public, no RSVP required.




(7) Webinar: "ReThink Tank: Sexism & Domestic Violence "“  Self-Determination and Objectification" (May 22; anywhere)

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse present " ReThink Tank: Sexism & Domestic Violence "“  Self-Determination and Objectification"on Tuesday, May 22nd from 12:00 "“ 1:30 pm PST. Domestic abuse is in many ways not a question of violence at all, but a question of agency. Self-determination, it turns out, not safety, is the antidote to such abuse.  In this webinar, we'll explore how sexism undermines women's self-determination in the culture at large and in their intimate partnerships.

To register, click here



(8) A Matter of Life and Death: Youth Suicide Prevention Conference (June 7-8; Daytona, FL)

A Matter of Life and Death," a youth suicide prevention conference, will take place at News-Journal Center in downtown Daytona Beach on June 7 and 8. Sponsored by Daytona State College, the conference includes sessions on LGBT youth and  veterans' stress, plus a panel discussion by youth who have experienced suicidal feelings.  The conference is free! Among the presentations are: "LGBT Suicide Prevention" by Katy Lacefield, a University of Central Florida grad student;  "Bullying and Suicide Prevention" by Mitch Pietras, a Daytona State counselor.

The Thursday morning keynote address "Active Minds," will be given by Rutgers student Bryan Adams.  Hailing from a small New Jersey town, Bryan Adams set his sights on the Army after high school and served a year-long deployment as a sniper in Tikrit, Iraq.  In 2004, he was shot in the left leg and left hand during an ambush and was awarded a Purple Heart.  Bryan was 21 when he returned from the war. He struggled to reintegrate back into society and was eventually diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.  Currently, Bryan is a senior at Rutgers  studying business. Bryan's story sheds light on what it's like to be a veteran and a college student. His story leaves audiences captivated and hopeful. The Friday morning keynote is by Andrea Brinn Sawyer, representing the Wounded Warrior Project.


To register online, click the HERE



(9) Reel Queer Youth: MAKE THE FILM YOU WANT TO SEE (July 16-20; Seattle, WA)

Reel Queer Youth is a media literacy and video production training camp for LGBTQ-identified and allied youth of all genders ages 13-20. We are currently taking applications from youth who are interested in building community and promoting queer visibility through video production.  Participants will use professional camera and editing equipment to express themselves in a safe, open, and fun environment with a team of professional filmmakers and mentors.  Working in small groups, youth will complete a short film.  No previous production experience required. Applications are due on June 30th, 2012  To apply click here!

Program Dates: July 16th - 20th from 9am-4pm

Friends & Family Screening:  July 21st from 10am-12pm

Location: Seattle's Central District 





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