Subject: strictly fyi: events WA, Melbourne AU, NY
From: Nik <>
Date: 11/16/2011 8:43 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


QUEER FEAST (Nov. 27; Seattle, WA)

Mini Relationship Skills Class on Pop Culture (Nov. 24; Seattle, WA)

Melbourne Gay Prom 2011 (Nov. 25; Melbourne, AU)

Freedom Writers (Nov. 22; New York, NY)

Office of Education Ombudsman Open House (Nov. 21; Olympia, WA)



Time: Sunday, November 27 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: University Christian Church 4731 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA

A queer event filled with free veggie friendly food, awesome performances, bountiful love, and mutual understanding. We are making sure we all got our food cards, and thusly cooking, baking, and serving for the entire community. Come eat, watch, listen, learn, create, and, perhaps get some rad Gay Youth Space bandanas. Let us know if you would like to donate food, help cook, or volunteer.

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Mini Relationship Skills Class on Pop Culture

Are you unable to stop watching reality television dating shows?  Do you ever find yourself secretly crying your eyes out to Friday Night Lights? Are you oddly compelled by the hot mess that is Jersey Shore?  Whether you love, hate or have mixed reviews of pop culture this two week series is for you!

This fun and interactive class is based on the wildly popular Relationship Skills Class curriculum developed by The NW Network.  We'll be using a variety of music and television clips as well as games and activities to explore topics such as expectation and negotiation, values, accountability, conflict, boundaries and community connections. The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse's RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CLASS will take place on Thursdays, December 8th & 15th 6:30-8:30pm. Building is accessible. Interpreters are available upon request, please request by November 24th, 2011.

Space is limited register here

For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact DeAnn at: 206.568.7777 or





Melbourne Gay Prom 2011

Melbourne it's time for your very first annual 18+ GAY PROM!!  This GAY PROM is for everyone and anyone who didn't go or didn't enjoy their high school formal. We are also here to launch the campaign to Melbourne; "It gets better - The Australian Project" which are helping to create awareness against gay bullying. It's a great cause and a great excuse to dress up for a change, go on a date, or sit on the sidelines and hope that sexy guy/girl will ask you to dance? Start planning your outfits Melbourne and get the courage to ask that special person to the GAY PROM.

When: November 25, 2011

LOCATION: 119 Commercial Road, South Yarra, Melbourne

For more info and tickets click here




Freedom Writers

Spoken word and poetry by LGBTQ youth of color against injustice, criminalization, and oppression. Guest performance by Arianne Benford followed by OPEN MIC for LGBTQ youth!

When: November 22 6-8pm

Where: Aurde Lorde Project 147 W. 24th St, 3rd Fl. New york, NY 10001



Office of Education Ombudsman Open House

Have you ever wondered what the Office of Education Ombudsman is and odes? Interested in knowing how out work contributes to quality education for K-12 students and saves taxpayers' dollars? This is your chance! Drop in from noon-4pm on Monday Nov. 21! Join us for discussion on What role should parents play in public educations? and Why parents should not be left behind

Locations: Columbis Room, Legislative Building, Olympia WA




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