Subject: strictly fyi: events in WA, Washington DC, & GA
From: Nik <nik@safeschoolscoalition.org>
Date: 6/22/2012 9:42 AM
To: NEWS@safeschoolscoalition.org

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Beyond Boxes Production (June 21-25; Seattle WA)
(2) Youth Pride Dance (June 22; Seattle, WA)

(3) Planned Parenthood Block Party (July 7; Seattle, WA)

(4) Out There Poetry Camp (July 9-13; Seattle, WA)
(5) Reel Queer Youth Program (July 16-20; Seattle, WA)
(6) YouthForce Youth Pre-Conference to The XIX International AIDS Conference (July 18-20; Washington, DC)
(7) Discussion of the Bayard Rustin Legacy (July 19; Atlanta, GA)

(8) The XIX International AIDS Conference (July 22-27; Washington DC)

(9) Youth Reception: "The Red Hot Party" (July 23; Washington, DC)

(10) Seattle Young People's Project Summer Organizing Institute (August 20-27; Seattle WA)

 

 

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(1) Beyond Boxes Production (June 21-25; Seattle WA)

 

It's the last week of school and big decisions loom large. Who am I taking to prom? What do I perform in the talent show? Where do I go to college? When will my family accept me? Why does the world shove me into boxes?!?

Find the answers to these life questions and more in this world premiere Queer Teen Production: BEYOND BOXES.

When: Thursday, June 21 to Monday, June 25
Where: Washington Ensemble Theatre, 608 19th Ave E., Seattle, WA 98122
*Saturday June 23* Lifelong Sponsored *Free Youth Night* youth under 25 get in FREE!
A world premiere Queer Teen Theater Production
Ticket info here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/254940

 

 

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(2) Youth Pride Dance (June 22; Seattle, WA)

Friday June 22
Youth Pride Dance!
8 - 11 p.m.
Yesler Community Center
917 E Yesler Way, 98122 Seattle, WA
Teen Tickets $5 in advance, and $10 suggested donation at door.
No one turned away for inability to pay.
Second annual Youth Pride Dance hosted by GLSEN WA & Seattle Parks - food, fun, music!
Ticket info here:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/253313

 

 

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(3) Planned Parenthood Block Party (July 7; Seattle, WA)

Planned Parenthood is hosting a block party on July 7th from 3-7pm in our Seattle Administrative office parking lot.  Come hear live music, play games, eat yummy food, relax in the beer garden, buy something fun at a silent auction, meet friends€¦all in one glorious afternoon! There is a special spotlight on 20 years of Teen Council programming, so many alums are coming to help celebrate with us!  Hear from them how REAL, comprehensive sex ed impacts lives.  PPFA President Cecile Richards will be there too €“ you won't want to miss this fun time. More info here:  www.ppgnw.org/sexedblockparty

 

 

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(4) Out There Poetry Camp (July 9-13; Seattle, WA)
You'll experience a daily writing session and a session focusing on what it means to be creative LGBTQueer person. Each day also has a fun creative expression session that could be anything from learning how to write song lyrics to learning some fun dance moves! And of course there'll be a yummy food (did we mention the yummy lunch made from fresh local ingredients?) Free! Week long poetry and creative expression camp for Queer Youth and Allies ages 14 - 20.
Saturday, June 30 - sign up deadline
Dates: July 9 - 13, 2012
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 ~ 17th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
What: Daily session on Queer Identity, Writing Exercise, Lunch with local Poets (like WA State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken), and Creative Expression (lyrics, dance, you name it!). Lunch included.
More info here and application here:
www.outtherepoetrycamp.com

 

 

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(5) Reel Queer Youth Program (July 16-20; Seattle, WA)
Reel Queer Youth is a media literacy and video production training program for LGBTQ-identified and allied youth ages 13-20. All genders welcome. Mostly free.
What: Use professional camera and editing equipment to express yourself in a safe, open, and fun environment with a team of professional filmmakers and mentors. Working in small groups, you will complete a short film.
Dates: July 16-20, 2012
(there is also a Friends & Family Screening on July 21st)
Time: 9am-4pm
Where: Seattle's Central District
Saturday, June 30 - sign up deadline
More info and application here:
https://threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/RQY/application
http://reelqueeryouth.org

 

 

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(6) YouthForce Youth Pre-Conference to The XIX International AIDS Conference (July 18-20; Washington, DC)

Advocates for Youth is an organizing partner of the Washington, DC YouthForce, a coalition of organizations working to prioritize youth HIV/AIDS issues and foster youth leadership at the International AIDS Conference. The YouthForce is hosting a three-day youth pre-conference that aims to equip young delegates with technical information, skills-building, and conference orientation to support their meaningful participation at the conference and foster networking opportunities prior to AIDS 2012.

Click here to visit the Washington, DC YouthForce website.

 

 

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(7) Discussion of the Bayard Rustin Legacy (July 19; Atlanta, GA)

Bayard Rustin, the openly gay activist and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., would have turned 100 this year. To mark Rustin's centennial, Atlanta's Stonewall Month features a discussion of his legacy. €œLessons Learned: Then and Now€ is based on the new book €œI Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters.€ The discussion series is set for July19 at 7:30 p.m. at Charis Books & More. The series is co-sponsored by Atlanta Pride and the social justice guild of First Existentialist Church, in partnership with the State of Black Gay America Summit, the Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Social Justice Breakfast planning committee; Evolution Center, Zami NOBLA, SAGE Atlanta, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Feminist Outlawz. 

 

 

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(8) The XIX International AIDS Conference (July 22-27; Washington D.C)

The XIX International AIDS Conference (IAC) will take place Sunday, July 22nd to 27th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The IAC is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, persons living with HIV, and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. This marks the first time in over 20 years that the IAC will be in the United States after the 2008 lifting of the HIV travel ban. The AIDS 2012 program will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions, and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.

 

 

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(9) Youth Reception: "The Red Hot Party" (July 23; Washington, DC)

The Red Hot Party is the official event welcoming young people to the conference, hosted by Red Hot and Advocates for Youth. The event serves to recognize the importance of youth leadership in the global response to HIV and AIDS, celebrate their achievements, and honor the YouthForce, a coalition of organizations working to prioritize youth issues and foster youth engagement at the International AIDS Conferences.

Click here to register for the youth reception

Click here to view the event flyer

 

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(10) Seattle Young People's Project Summer Organizing Institute (August 20-27; Seattle WA)
The YO! is a youth leadership program/8-day social justice training camp for and by youth that takes place August 20-27, 2012. A program of Seattle Young People's Project. SYPP's Summer Youth Organizing Institute is free!
Friday, July 27 - sign up deadline
More info and application here:
http://sypp.org


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