Subject: strictly fyi: more summer opportunities
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 6/12/2012 2:34 PM
To: "''" <>


Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Join the GSA Network in Arkansas for Southeastern LGBTQ Activist Camp

(2) Northern and Southern Caliofornia GSA Activist Camps (camps are late July & mid-August but the DEADLINE TO APPLY is 5 pm June 14th!!!)

(3) LGBT Family–Friendly Summer Camps




(1) Join the GSA Network in Arkansas for Southeastern LGBTQ Activist Camp


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This summer the GSA Network, in partnership with Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, Center for Artistic Revolution in Little Rock, Arkansas, PFLAG Tennessee and the Southern Poverty Law Center headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, will be offering the first annual Southeastern LGBTQ Activist Camp! This LGBTQ Activist Camp is a summer training camp for LGBTQ youth with a focus through the southern lens.


The Southeastern LGBTQ Activist Camp serves high school and college aged young people in Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee who have exhibited strong leadership and enthusiasm in their local area around issues affecting the LGBTQ community and young people.


The Southeastern LGBTQ Activist Camp will be 4 days long, and will feature intensive community building, skill building, political education and leadership training for current and potential GSA and other LGBTQ student activist club (Pride Alliance, Lambda Alliance) members that they can bring back to share at their schools and communities.


Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds and will learn how to:

If you are 14-25 years old and would like to participate please complete our application here or email us at

ALL expenses are paid by MSSC and other camp sponsors.





(2) Northern and Southern Caliofornia GSA Activist Camps (camps are late July & mid-August but the DEADLINE TO APPLY is 5 pm June 14th!!!)


Every summer GSA Network offers GSA Activist Camp!  GSA Activist Camps are youth-planned, youth-led summer training academies.


GSA Activist Camps serve middle and high school students in Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley.


GSA Activist Camps are 3 days long and feature intensive community building, skill-building, political education and leadership training for current and potential GSA members.


Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds and learn how to:

·        Strengthen their GSA clubs through coalition building and strategic organizing.

·        Understand the legal rights of students and GSA clubs.

·        Protect students from slurs, bullying and discrimination.

·        Recognize the ways that homophobia and transphobia are connected to racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions.

·        Work with school administrators to fight homophobia and transphobia.

·        Run successful campaigns to change the climate on their campuses.

More info:




(3) LGBT Family–Friendly Summer Camps


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