Subject: strictly fyi: EVENTS in NJ & in Pasco, Vancouver & Seattle, WA
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 9/14/2011 3:04 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) Our Whole Lives curriculum training (Oct 7-9; Pasco, WA)
(2) Week of Respect Kick-Off event (Oct 1; Nutley, NJ)
(3) Born This Way Kafé - BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ for Queer Youth and friends age 13-19 (Sept 16; Seattle, WA)
(4) GLSEN-Washington's Vancouver Regional Leadership Summit (Oct 14; Vancouver, WA)
(1) Our Whole Lives curriculum training (Oct 7-9; Pasco, WA)
This particular training is geared toward the 7th-9th and 10th-12th grade curricula; however, there is a lot of great info about sexuality education in general incorporated into the training.
Our Whole Lives is a sexuality curriculum for all ages developed for use in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ settings. Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
To register or for more information:
(2) Week of Respect Kick-Off event (Oct 1; Nutley, NJ)
Garden State Equality and the Garden State Equality Youth Caucus present a Week of Respect Kick-Off event on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 11am-1pm at John H. Walker Middle School in Nutley, New Jersey.
This exciting one-of-a-kind event aims to prepare students for the challenging bullying situations they are faced with every day and to empower them with the tools they need to become anti-bullying leaders in their own schools.
Through hands-on role-playing, skits and quiz games, students will explore a wide variety of school bullying situations and solutions and explore ways in which they can help their schools celebrate Week of Respect.
We'd like your help in spreading news of this event to both your  Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and student government.  Can you ask leaders and members of those groups if it would be okay for me to contact them, and if so, to let me know how I can best be in touch?   My cell phone number, which you can give out freely, is 646-228-4438.
Week of Respect Kick-Off
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
John H. Walker Middle School
325 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
(973) 661-8871
All the best,
Shannon Kirk, Anti-Bullying and Youth Program Director
Garden State Equality
973-473-5428 (O)
646-228-4438 (M)
(3) Born This Way Kafé - BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ for Queer Youth and friends age 13-19 (Sept 16; Seattle, WA)
Starts at 6 p.m. - FREE
Hot Dogs, Veggie Dogs, Roast Corn on the Cob, and More!
Open Mic!
Special performance @ 7 p.m.
Regina Dynasty of Nubian Pride
Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse
1635 Eleventh Avenue on Capitol Hill
Just east of Pine and Broadway
Metro Routes 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, 84
(4) GLSEN-Washington's Vancouver Regional Leadership Summit (Oct 14; Vancouver, WA)
Join us for 2nd Annual Regional Leadership Summit in Vancouver, Washington!  Save the date of October 14, 2011. This is a State Teacher Inservice Day!
Students can come learn about how to put on a Successful Day of Silence at their school, learn about scholarship opportunities for LGBTQ and Allied Youth, and more!
Teachers can get clock hours and learn how to use the Safe Space Kit and get a FREE Safe Space Kit for their school!! (Each teacher/staff who comes will get a FREE Kit!)
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