Subject: strictly FYI: Events in WA and Online
From: Tara DeZao <>
Date: 7/18/2011 2:52 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Safe Schools Coalition Meeting (July 19,Seattle, WA)

(2) NSSR Webinar, Illinois and Montana Safe Schools Coalition (July 29, Online)

(3) Gender Odyssey Conference (August 4-7, Seattle, WA)


(1) Safe Schools Coalition Meeting (July 19,Seattle, WA)

The next Safe Schools Coalition will be this coming Tuesday 2-4 pm (summer hours).

There are, as always, two ways to attend:

(1)The face-to-face meeting is at Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison, Seattle. Please park on the street, not in the lot, and keep your cell phone in your pocket until you get up to the 2nd floor. And -- tedious as it sounds -- please sign in as you enter the building and again when you get to the meeting room and sign out as you leave.

(2)The dial-in number is 800-566-2245. When you are prompted for a passcode, enter 787790. Select *6 if there's a lot of background noise where you are to mute yourself and again to un-mute yourself if you wish to speak. Also please email the chairs, if you plan to call in Tuesday, with the correct spelling of your name, your affiliations and whether it is OK to list your attendance in the minutes.

 (2) NSSR Webinar, Illinois and Montana Safe Schools Coalition (July 29, Online)

Please join youth leaders from the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and
the Montana Safe Schools Coalition for:

"Schooling Adults on Youth Participation in the LGBT Safe Schools
Why It Is Important to Engage Youth in Efforts to Make Schools Safe"

On TUESDAY, JULY 26 @ 2pm EST, youth leaders will discuss what
adultism is and the issues that arise from it - especially in a
movement targeted toward making spaces safe for youth. Then leaders
will discuss the benefits of youth engagement in the safe schools
movement and provide examples of effective models.

Participants will learn about how adultism impact all of us, hear from
youth about their experiences with both adultism and leadership, and
most importantly, learn about resources and models for substantive
youth engagement that will help adults support youth in speaking out
and standing up for safe schools. Youth voices are powerful voices!

Space is limited. To participate in the webinar, please RSVP to Sarah
Schriber at


(3) Gender Odyssey Conference (August 4-7, Seattle, WA)

Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Packed with thought-provoking workshops, discussion groups, social events and entertainment, this one-of-a-kind annual gathering attracts people from all over the world for an uplifting weekend of skill sharing and community in Seattle, USA. Learn more about Gender Odyssey »

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