Subject: strictly fyi: call for youth models, summer camp, Pride month declaration
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 6/7/2012 4:18 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1)  'Stop Bullying Me!' Art series: Call for Youth Models for a 6/16 photo shoot in Seattle & Consent to Participate Form

(2) another summer camp opportunity: Youth Empowerment Action (YEA) Camp in CA, OR, and NJ

(3) President Obama declares June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month




(1)  'Stop Bullying Me!' Art series: Call for Youth Models for a 6/16 photo shoot in Seattle & Consent to Participate Form



5 models ($20 stipend for 2 hour session)

Middle and High school age 

When: Saturday, June 16th, noon to 2pm 

Where: Cal Anderson Park Fountain (photos will be taken throughout park) 

Bring: Signed "Consent to Participate" form & your back pack

If interested contact: Cody 206-325-2286

The ‘Stop Bullying Me!’ modeling sessions will be photographed by artist Cody Blomberg. The photos will be used as reference for drawings and paintings portraying victims, crowd scenes, rescuers, and bullies.

PLEASE FILL OUT the "Consent to Participate in Photography and Artwork" 

BRING form to shoot.

‘Stop Bullying Me!’ is a multi-media art series that focuses on the bullying of LGBTQ youth and ways one can intervene. The series will be presented at a local gallery, and in partnership with Safe Schools Coalition will go to a Seattle Public School for a panel discussion. This project is funded in part by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.



Consent to Participate in Photograph and Artwork


I, _____________________, being over 18 years of age, OR

I, parent or guardian of _____________________ do hereby authorize and consent to the artist Cody Blomberg, taking, reproducing, using in art pieces, publishing, circulating, posting to the Web, or otherwise using photographs or a portrait of myself [or my child] for the purpose of educating the community about bullying and harassment and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and heterosexual allies.  I also authorize Cody Blomberg to print a brief description of who I am [or who my child is].


I understand that I will receive a small stipend ($20) for this activity.  My decision to enter into this agreement is completely voluntary and is not contingent upon receiving or obtaining any services from Cody Blomberg.


This consent shall remain in effect until written notice withdrawing such consent is actually received by Cody Blomberg.  Withdrawal of this consent will not affect my ability to receive services from the Cody Blomberg.


Date ______________________________________

Name (print) ________________________________

Signature __________________________________

Address ____________________________________

Phone _____________________________________

Email (optional) ______________________________


Please use only this name (nick names and initials are OK) to identify me [or my child]: _______________________________


Describe me this way (use 15 words or less)

[For example: “lesbian mother of three and school nurse”

or “14 year old, 9th grader, soccer player and math lover whose uncle is gay” or  “transgender student, age 17, who was teased starting in kindergarten”]




(2) another summer camp opportunity: Youth Empowerment Action (YEA) Camp in CA, OR, and NJ


Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique and inspiring summer leadership program for youth 12-17 who want to make a difference in the world. At a week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp setting, YEA campers choose an issue of importance to them--many have chosen LGBTQ rights and GSAs--and they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue once they get home. Campers also build lifelong friendships between youth with similar interests in bettering their community and society. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, memorable and life-changing experiences they have had. Check out our website to learn more about this unique program.


YEA is offered in Portland, OR, Pescadero, CA and Lanoka Harbor, NJ. Contact: 503-347-0223 or




(3) President Obama declares June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month


See the actual proclamation here:







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