Subject: strictly fyi: events in WA, CA, Webinar
From: Nik <>
Date: 7/16/2012 10:57 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends,

(1) “Put this on the Map” Film Screening and Discussion (July 16; Tacoma, WA)

(2) U.S. Department of Justice, OJP/OJJDP Presents Webinar To Address Family Role in LGBTQI Youth Well-Being (July 19; Webinar)

(3) Pride Foundation Looking for Volunteers to Help Create Open Dialogue Around Marriage Equality (July 23, 25; Bellingham & Seattle, WA)

(4) The 5th Annual Queerly Classed Discussion Series (July 25; Seattle, WA)

(5) Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Webinar Series Presents: Using Evidence-based Registries for Program Selection - Realities for Bullying Prevention (July 25-26; Webinar)

(6) Know Your Rights Training (August 27; Seattle WA)

(7) Y.E.S Youth Empowerment Summit (Oct. 6; San Diego, CA)


(1) “Put this on the Map” Film Screening and Discussion (July 16; Tacoma, WA)


LGBTQ Documentary made by Queer youth, with a panel discussion featuring the director, Sid Peterson

When: 7:00PM

Where: Tacoma Public Library - 1102 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma WA


(2) U.S. Department of Justice, OJP/OJJDP Presents Webinar To Address Family Role in LGBTQI Youth Well-Being (July 19; Webinar)


On July 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. E.T., the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will present the Webinar, "The Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-Being for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth." This Webinar will address working with diverse families, and presenters will discuss family behaviors that increase risks and promote youth well-being, family engagement in service development for LGBTQI youth, and program and treatment changes to reduce risks and improve protective factors within families of LGBTQI youth.  Registration is available online. For more information about the Webinar and to register, go to


(3) Pride Foundation Looking for Volunteers to Help Create Open Dialogue Around Marriage Equality (July 23, 25; Bellingham & Seattle, WA)


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:

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.


(4)The 5th Annual Queerly Classed Discussion Series (July 25; Seattle, WA)


Join us as we explore how LGBTQ adults can be better allies to LGBTQ homeless youth up and down the I-5 corridor. This event will include a panel discussion and then a break-out small group session. Learn of local legislation that LGBTQ adults and youth can support in preventing homelessness and creating more safety for LGBTQ homeless youth. Council Member Tom Rasmussan will be joining us for an evening of the LGBTQ community discussing ways we can be allies to LGBTQ homeless youth!!

This event is wheelchair accessible and on bus route 7 and 9. Please reframe from wearing scented perfumes, oils and other scented products. 

Where: Southside Commons, 3518 S. Edmunds Street, Seattle,WA (Columbia City)

Allyship is a LGBTQ social justice organization working on economic justice, affordable health care and LGBTQ homeless youth issues in the Puget Sound area. We do this through community organizing, advocacy and education. For more information go to


(5) Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Webinar Series Presents: Using Evidence-based Registries for Program Selection - Realities for Bullying Prevention (July 25-26; Webinar)


In collaboration with the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Webinar Series, the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA), supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, announces the next Webinar event, “Using Evidence-based Registries for Program Selection-- Realities for Bullying Prevention.” The Webinar will be offered twice to accommodate schedules: 

Session 1: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 4:00 pm − 5:30 pm Eastern Time

Session 2: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 11:00 am − 12:30 pm Eastern Time.

National registries of evidence-based programs are often utilized to assess the efficacy of available program options and used as a guide to gauge the appropriateness of alternative programs. In this Webinar, bullying prevention programming will be presented as an example of this process, participants will hear:


-Information on what comprises “evidence,” particularly in the context of national evidence-based registries.

-Guidance on how to effectively use evidence-based program directories while accounting for unique school/organization/community needs and realities.

-Examples of why some evidence-based programs may not be a good fit with particular settings.

-Details on why it is important to continually assess program implementation efforts.

-Information on the review process currently underway for the federal evidence based program registries.

 Audience: This Webinar is appropriate for school district superintendents and allied staff, school administrators, school climate teams, school improvement teams, student support personnel, and others, including community advocates, engaged in leading change. 

To participate, please register for one of the sessions at  If you have any questions, email


(6) Know Your Rights Training (August 27; Seattle WA)


Join the Seatle King County Gang Prevention Work Group in learning more about…Knowing Your Rights:  how to better understand youth’s rights in the Educational and Juvenile Justice System

Location: Seattle University


Registration is FREE - starts at 9:00am will end around 4pm.


(7) Y.E.S Youth Empowerment Summit (Oct. 6; San Diego, CA)


A free event for LGBTQ youth and their friends (13-18 years old) Join in a day that celebrates you! Live music, DJs, workshops, raffle prizes and more. Come hang out with your peers, hear their stories and discover the best version of YOURSELF. Contact us at



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