Subject: strictly fyi: help needed & events in WA
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 7/10/2012 5:26 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Pride Foundation Looking for Volunteers to Help Create Open Dialogue Around Marriage Equality  -- training July 11 & 25 in Seattle and July 23 in Bellingham

(2) Safe Schools Coalition needs two volunteers 1-4 hours/week to help staff this listserv




(1) Pride Foundation Looking for Volunteers to Help Create Open Dialogue Around Marriage Equality  -- training July 11 & 25 in Seattle and July 23 in Bellingham


Pride Foundation is heading up the “hearts and minds," campaign - an education and outreach effort surrounding the issue of marriage equality in Washington State.  A significant portion of this outreach will involve conversation “ listening and sharing“ with families.


In an effort to reach parents and families Pride Foundation is looking for Parent Ambassadors to facilitate conversations with members of their communities:  fellow parents in their kids’ schools and sports teams, neighbors, family members, and friends.  This is a chance for people who are looking to make a positive difference in the future of marriage equality to learn about how they can have a meaningful impact on changing hearts and minds around this issue.  A toolkit has been created that will help Ambassadors reach their community in a way that respects the needs of their community and reflects their own capacity for time-commitment. 


Trainings have been scheduled for the following times and locations:


Wednesday, July 11th


Pride Foundation Office

2014 E Madison St #300

Seattle, WA 


Monday, July 23rd


Canterbury Court Community Building

3790 Canterbury Ln

Bellingham, WA


Wednesday, July 25th


Douglass Truth branch of the Seattle Public Library

2300 East Yesler Way

Seattle, WA 


More trainings will be added through August.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Free childcare will be provided at all trainings.  For more information, please contact Laurie Carlsson at or 206-323-3318.




(2) Safe Schools Coalition needs two volunteers 1-4 hours/week to help staff this listserv


HELP NEEDED: This listserv is staffed by 8 volunteers. One of those spots is open now and another will be September 1st. [THANK YOU to Corey Bernstein who has devoted many hours to the Coalition and needs to step down!!!] We need two volunteers anywhere in the world who could put in 1-4 hours a week (probably 4 at first, 1-2 once you get the hang of it) to send out NEWS or JOBS digests. We’ll train you. It’s easy and fun. Are you up for serving the worldwide LGBTQ and allied school community? Contact Michelle Munro: 




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