Subject: [strictly FYI] events: CA, WA, NM, everywhere
From: Nik <>
Date: 11/3/2011 7:47 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends,
LGBT Inclusive Elementary Schools Forum (Nov. 17; Oakland CA)

Families Like Ours: A Night of Comedy & Arts Benefiting Foster Kids (Nov. 5; Seattle, WA)

13th Annual White Privilege Conference!  (March 28-31; Albuquerque, NM)

In the Life Media Season Premier focuses on LGBT YOUTH facing homelessness (aired Nov. 1; everywhere)

Film Screening: What Do You Know? 6-12 Year Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians (Nov. 4; Spokane, WA)


LGBT Inclusive Elementary Schools Forum

With the school year moving right along Our Family Coalition would like to invite you of our Annual LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary Schools Forum bringing people together to talk about LGBTQ inclusion in schools with other parents (LGBTQ & Allies), teachers, and administrators. These forums will present strategies to make your schools more inclusive, feature community organization tables and provide an opportunity to get into deep conversation with other participants.  Topics include: discovering LGBTQ inclusive K-5 curriculum, learning about the new FAIR Education Act, how to start a Parent Leadership Circle at your school or district and a review of the latest children's literature. Dinner and childcare will be provided and a $5 donation per adult is requested to support this work.


East Bay Forum

Thursday, November 17, 5:30-8:30pm

Peralta Elementary, 460 63rd St., Oakland, CA

Questions? Email John at





Families Like Ours: A Night of Comedy & Arts Benefiting Foster Kids

Each year Families Like Ours is able to find and support homes throughout Washington for foster youth that need a forever family. Many of these kids are LGBT&Q youth at risk of becoming homeless. Families Like Ours works to prevent that from happening. Join us as we welcome the start of National Adoption Month by helping us continue to support these at risk kids and the families they need. What to expect?  FUN! Laughs! Great Art! Full course sit down dinner and of course dessert View and bid on great specialty items as you mingle with others, enjoying appetizers and a cocktail. The Crowne Plaza has also made available discounted room packages for our guests that would like to create a Seattle weekend getaway. Limited discounted parking and valet service is available for event guests. Doors will open at 5:45 for silent auction, appetizers and cocktails until 7:00PM. From there you'll enjoy a relaxed dinner, special guests and an evening of comedy from Unexpected Productions


Where: Seattle Crowne Plaza; 1113 6th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

When: Saturday November 5, 2011 from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM PDT




13th Annual White Privilege Conference! 

THEME: Intersectionality: Vision, Commitment, and Sustainable Partnerships. Hosted by New Mexico Equity and Social Justice Alliance and sponsored in part by the University of New Mexico Division for Equity and Inclusion and the Office of the Provost. 

Keynote speakers include:

Heidi Beirich- Director of Research, Southern Poverty Law Center

Kimberle Williams Crenshaw- Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School

Jane K. Fernandes- University of North Carolina at Asheville, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Mary Romero- Professor and Faculty Head of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University

And a special Pre-conference dinner - 3rd Annual Presidential Luminaria Awards and Diversity Celebration Dinner, featuring keynote Angela Davis, Wed. March 28th.


DATE: March 28-31, 2012

LOCATION:  Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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In the Life Media Season Premier focus on LGBT YOUTH facing homelessness

In The Life Media was founded in 1992 on the premise that visibility in media is vital to achieving equality and social justice for LGBT people. IN THE LIFE, produced by In The Life Media, was the first (and for more than a decade) the only national television program to feature the faces, voices and stories behind the issues shaping the gay experience. This season premier focuses on LGBT youth facing homelessness. There are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless youth in the United States, up to 40% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. IN THE LIFE examines the plight of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness. In the Life checks out Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Residence , the first permanent, affordable housing for at risk LGBT youth in New York City and meets the young people who are making it home. Then IN THE LIFE travels from New York to Illinois and California for a stark look at LGBT youth who are kicked out of their homes.


Check you local listings or visit to watch episode online!




Film Screening: What Do You Know? 6-12 Year Olds Talk About Gays and Lesbians

A new short professional development film for school staff and parents created by Welcoming Schools, a national program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Join Us for a Film Screening of "What Do You Know?"  The new film from Welcoming Schools features children from Alabama and Massachusetts explaining what they know about lesbian and gay people. In addition to telling us what they know, they tell us what they hear at home and at school, and what they want from adults. The film presents a strong case for encouraging the adult community to catch up to the students who are looking to them for answers, support and even safety in the classroom.


Spokane GLBT Film Festival

When: Friday, November 4, 2011  7:00 p.m.

Location: The Riverpoint, EWU Auditorium

Phase I Classroom Building 668 North Riverpoint Blvd. Spokane, WA

Tickets: $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Students Tickets can be purchased at the door and include all shows for the evening.

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