Subject: strictly FYI: Events in OH, MI, WA and Online
From: Tara DeZao <>
Date: 7/7/2011 1:20 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:

1) What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships Workshop (August 30-31,Cleveland, OH)

(2) ¡Yo Soy! Youth Group Meeting (July 27, Seattle, WA)
(3) PFLAG Academy Online (July 11-12, Online)
(4) PFLAG Detroit Meeting - Speaker- Anthony Adams (July 10, Detroit, MI)
(5) GLSEN Climate Survey - Ongoing - National


(1) What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships Workshop (August 30-31,Cleveland, OH)

What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships? - At each workshop we explored key concepts from the curriculum, modeled some of the activities from the lessons, watched and discussed the three new REAL DEAL films and heard from past contest winners.  We will also be hosting workshops in Cleveland, OH, on August 30 and 31st. Please sign up for the Cleveland workshops here:

We might host one more workshop in NYC in September. If you missed the June workshops, but want to participate in the curriculum and contest, please contact Ernestine at

(2) ¡Yo Soy! Youth Group Meeting (July 27, Seattle, WA)

We are excited to inform you that Entre Hermanos is starting ¡Yo Soy! : a youth group that seeks to provide a safe space for young gay, bisexual, queer, and questioning Latino men to discuss issues that intersect with culture, family, gender, health, religion, and sex. Our meetings will be taking place at Entre Hermanos' office.  Here are the details:

Entre Hermanos is a local Latino/a LGBTQ organization that aims to promote the health and well being of the LGBTQ and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support service, advocacy, and community building [ ].

WHO: Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Latino Men; Ages: 16-21.
WHAT: A safe space to meet other young Latinos and discuss issues pertaining to our community & FREE FOOD!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2011; 6-8pm.
WHERE: Entre Hermanos; 1505 Broadway Ave, Seattle.

You can add as on FACEBOOK by following clicking HERE.

For more information please contact us at 206.322.7700 or email us at

(3) PFLAG Academy Online (July 11-12, Online)

Registration is now open for the July 2011 PFLAG Academy Online session, Will the Real PFLAG Leader Please Stand Up? Establishing Winning Board and Leadership Practices.

Strong chapter leadership -- and a passion for identifying and nurturing new leaders -- is at the core of PFLAG's most successful chapters. But finding innovative ways to lead a chapter doesn't always come easily. Join us for this one-hour session where we'll examine the roles and responsibilities of key chapter leadership positions, discuss how to identify and create new leadership options that capitalize on the talent around you, and ways to cultivate leaders to keep them energized, committed, and invested in your chapter's work.

The session is free, but to attend, you€™ve got to register to participate!

Pick one of these sessions and join us for this skill-building online class from PFLAG Academy Online:

July 11, 2011
7:00 pm (EST) / 4:00 pm (PST)
Instructor: Brooke Smith
>> Register for the July 11 session. 

July 12, 2011
7:00 pm (PST) / 10:00 pm (EST)
Instructor: Jean-Marie Navetta
>> Register for the July 12 session.

See you online!


(4) PFLAG Detroit Meeting - Speaker- Anthony Adams (July 10, Detroit, MI)

Anthony Adams, President - Detriot Public Schools Board of Education will speak as DPS is poised to expand their anti-bullying policy.  Meeting to start promptly at 2PM.  PFLAG Detroit is fortunate to have a gracious host for 20 years.  We meet at:

The Lutheran Church of The Master

3333 Coolidge Hwy

Troy Mi 48084


(5) GLSEN Climate Survey - Ongoing - National

GLSEN Climate Survey 2011 - CALLING ALL STUDENTS in middle school or high school in the past year.
Check out the attached flier and website here.  The 2011 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN's seventh national
survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN's mission for
 fighting bias in K-12 schools across the nation.


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