|Subject: IMPORTANT: Action Alert: Critical meeting of the Coalition today 3-5pm Pacific Time; Minutes from the Safe Schools Coalition's September meeting|
|From: Gabi Clayton ~ Safe Schools Coalition <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date: 10/16/2012 10:02 AM|
(1) Action Alert! Critical meeting of the
Coalition today 3-5pm Pacific Time.
The future of Safe Schools Coalition is at stake!
Please read, "An open letter to the community and to all member organizations about a transition in the life of the Safe Schools Coalition"
Can you help? Join us at the meeting this afternoon 3-5pm Pacific Time in Seattle or on the phone in the conference call.
For meeting information, see http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/meet_who_when_where.html
Minutes from the Safe Schools Coalition's September meeting are below and also attached in PDF format. They are also posted in the minutes archives at
Safe Schools Coalition (SSC) Meeting
Facilitating: Matthew Wilson, Recording: Airen Lydick
HELP NEEDED ITEMS ARE IN BOLD, RED, AND CAPITALIZED.
(1) ATTENDEES: Matthew Wilson, meeting chair (in person)
Airen Lydick, meeting secretary (in person)
Gabi Clayton, webspinner, representing PFLAG-Olympia, Families United Against Hate and Youth Guardian Services (via phone)
Heather Carter, independent consultant (in person)
Beth Reis, Public Health (in person)
Emily Emerson, Schools Out Washington (in person)
Tracy Flynn, Welcoming Schools (in person)
Angela Rinaldo, Youth Suicide Prevention Program (in person)
Hatlo, Lifelong AIDS Alliance/Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (in person)
(2) SHARING TIME
a. Will Gibson (trainer for SSC and professor of psychology) and Beth will be presenting to the American Psychology Association next summer in Honolulu.
b. Queer Youth Space and Hey Yo! collaborated on a safer sex workshop, including building tips for educational cards, on Friday, September 21st.
c. Queer Youth Network is a brand new opportunity for non-profit folks who work with
youth. Raphael (Entre Hermanos), Hatlo (Lifelong/QTET), and Lulu (Orion Center) had
been talking about wanting opportunities to discuss, with peers, issues and challenges
of their work. QYN is one result of those conversations. So far, there are quarterly
gatherings to share ideas, network, and build community. The next quarterly gathering
is November 8th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Camp Ten Trees office (509 10th AVE E, Seattle).
d. Schools Out Washington€™s core competencies for youth development professionals
Emily is looking for feedback. E-mail Emily at email@example.com.
e. The Bridge Conference is coming up: http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/Bridge
f. Emily is Schools Out Washington€™s new specialist for people who need coaching or
help on their work environments. She can provide 3-5 hours at no charge. E-mail Emily
g. Social Outreach Seattle is a Seattle-based coalition working to approve Ref. 74. Get
more information at https://www.facebook.com/socialoutreachseattle.
(3) REPORT: LEADERSHIP TEAM
a. As with in the past, it€™s a time of transition for the Coalition. There are a few people
on the leadership team who will need to leave their roles soon. Beth, who€™s been very
active as the lead co-chair of the Coalition for quite some time, is one of these people.
So, it is one of those times in which the Coalition needs either to reorganize in some way
to cover the workload of departing folks, to redefine the work of the Coalition, or to
transition the work of the Coalition to other groups, organizations, etc..
b. Members of the leadership team have been talking to Safe Schools Coalition member
organizations to update them on this and to encourage them to share ideas for the future of the Coalition. There have been meetings with people from lots of different member organizations as well as with other community leaders.
c. Everyone interested in the future of the Coalition is strongly encouraged to the
October 16th meeting at which options for the future of the Coalition will be discussed.
d. A full description of the Lead Co-chair role is in the works.
e. People are also needed to take on tasks of grant writing, membership, dues,
invoicing, and intervention coordinator.
(4) REPORT: MEMBERSHIP (submitted by Michelle Munro)
a. A membership request ($60 dues) from the Mississippi Department of Education was
received. At the meeting, it was decided that they should be granted membership.
(5) REPORT: BULLYING LAW & PUBLIC POLICY WORKGROUP
a. There is a new OSPI position about youth involvement.
b. The subcommittee for training and professional development is continuing to push
for youth involvement. Also, more teachers need to be involved; this has been a
challenge since not enough money has been provided to stipend teacher participation.
c. More involvement in the workgroup (or subcommittees of it) would be great.
e. The next workgroup meeting will be December 5th (brown bag lunch).
f. Members of the workgroup (or subcommittees), such as Heather and Gabi , can offer
more information if you€™re interested in getting involved and learning more.
(6) REPORT: FINANCES
No report was submitted.
(7) REPORT: SPEAKERS€™ BUREAU MANAGER and OUTREACH (submitted by Katrina Pestano)
Speakers Bureau & Training Team
Edmonds Woodway High School
Puget Sound University
Cascade Middle School
Sylvester Middle School
Wing Luke Elementary School
WFHB Radio Segments
Beth, Gabi, Rosalinda, Tracy
Beth, Heather Murphy
Community Schools Collaboration
Sylvester Middle School
Cascade Middle School
Queer Youth Network
(8) REPORT: WEBSITE & LISTSERV (submitted by Gabi Clayton)
Website Report: www.safeschoolscoalition.org
Total Visitors 26,677
Average Visitors per Day 860
Total Unique IPs 11,810
Countries and Numbers of Visitors in August 2012
19,602 United States
370 United Kingdom
111 Russian Federation
87 Sweden - 69 Hong Kong - 55 South Africa - 54 Singapore - 43 Netherlands - 40 New Zealand - 32 Brazil - 30 Philippines - 28 Spain - 27 Austria - 23 Czechia - 22 Turkey - 21 Norway and Vietnam - 20 Poland and Denmark - 18 Italy - 13 Republic of Korea, Thailand and Mexico - 11 Indonesia, Israel and Malaysia - 9 Switzerland - 8 Kuwait and Finland - 6 Belgium, Argentina, Greece, Taiwan and Romania - 5 Puerto Rico, Nepal, Fiji and Iran - 4 Cote d'Ivoire, Bahamas, Croatia, Slovakia, Latvia, Portugal, Ireland and Colombia - 3 Moldova, Chile, Cocos Islands, United Arab Emirates, Guatemala, British Indian Ocean Territory, Lithuania, Hungary and Sri Lanka - 2 Panama, Jordan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Kenya, Ghana, Tuvalu and El Salvador - 1 Malta, Venezuela, Suriname, Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Jamaica, Estonia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Iceland, Georgia, Federal States of Micronesia, Egypt, Guam, Cameroon, Cyprus, Pakistan, Peru, Namibia, Luxembourg, Lebanon, and Macedonia.
Total subscribers NEWS: 612, IMPORTANTNEWS: 189
New subscribers: 6:
2 from Seattle WA, 1 from Olympia, WA; Stafford, TX; UT; and San Francisco CA
Also, a special thank you goes out to listserv volunteer Karen Yung!
(9) REPORT: INTERVENTION (submitted by Penny Palmer)
There were 6 calls from the King county Sexual Assault Resource Center line.
We had 2 requests for information but no interventions. One e-mail to SSC was a request for information (films, brochures, etc.) and one e-mail requested information regarding volunteering as an intervention specialist.
I have sent out the request to the Specialists and support team to verify contact information. As soon as that is corrected I will send to the leadership and intervention teams.
(10) NEW BUSINESS:
a. Stephan Nance/Music Bike Tour €“ This musician is interested in donating some
proceeds from a benefit tour to SSC. Airen will contact Stephan Nance to figure out
whether it€™s a good match. Learn more about Stephen at www.stephannance.com.
b. Trevor Project Request €“ Trevor Project approached SSC requesting support of their
idea to declare €œTrevor Project Day€ on September 27th. SSC suggested the name of €œLGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention Day€ instead. That name/request was taken forward via a letter to the Governor.
c. McGraw Hill Request €“ The publisher would like to include the €œAll Families
Welcome€ poster in a textbook. We need to try to reach out to the artist (Joe Brekey) to
see if he€™d like to give his permission for this. Gabi will try to find contact information.
d. Carlson Civic Fellowship €“ Though the idea of having a fellow for SSC is a cool one, we
haven€™t heard that anybody is able to take on the work of hosting/supervision. So, we won€™t be pursuing this.
(11) ANNOUNCEMENTS, NOTIFICATIONS, ETC.
a. Breaking 27 €“ This is a pre-teen/young teen rock group touring, and we might want
to offer support of them or partnership in some way. Their music and tour responds to
bullying and encourages other youth to see the movie Bully. Airen will reach out to
them to see if there€™s anything we can do to help promote their tour and message.
(12) NEXT MONTH€™S MEETING:
UPCOMING SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION MEETINGS
All are welcome.
There are, as always, two ways to attend:
- The face-to-face meeting is at Planned Parenthood at 2001 E Madison in Seattle. Please park on the street, not in the lot, and keep your cell phone in your pocket at least until you get up to the second floor. Also, please sign in and get a guest name tag as you enter the building, and sign in again when you get to the meeting room. Finally, when you leave, sign out and turn in your visitor name tag at the front desk.
- If you would like to participate in the meeting via phone, please contact the person chairing/facilitating the meeting to get the necessary information.
October 16th, 3-5 pm Pacific Time. Michelle facilitates, Penny records.
November 20th, 3-5 pm Pacific Time. Mo facilitates and Frankrecords.
December 18th, 3-5 pm Pacific Time. Matthew facilitates and Penny records.
1401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98122
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1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723) 24 hours a day - the phone line is answered at the Sexual Assault Hotline and they will have a Safe Schools Coalition Intervention Specialist volunteer get back to you within 24 hours. Or contact us by email (click here: Intervention) http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/contact/?id=10 and we will respond within 24 hours.
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