Subject: strictly fyi: WA
From: Nik <>
Date: 11/22/2011 7:45 AM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends,


(1) Northwest Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse's Relationship Skills Class (Jan. 11-Feb. 22; Seattle, WA)

(2) GLBTQ Teen social with live DJ! (Dec. 10; Seattle, WA)

(3) Safe from Bullies, Saving Lives (Nov. 29; Seattle, WA)



(1) Northwest Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse's Relationship Skills Class (Jan. 11-Feb. 22; Seattle, WA)

Please join us for the Winter 2012 Relationship Skills Class. This is a 7 week course exploring the skills we need to build the relationships we want.  Topics include: identifying cultural norms & personal values,

accountability, naming & setting boundaries, strengthening support networks and more! This class is open to: bisexual people & their friends & loved ones, trans people & their friends & loved ones, other LGBTQ people and is open to all regardless of relationship status or history.

When: Wednesdays, January 11th €“ February 22nd, 2012

Registration requested by January 4th. *Interpreters are available, if you would need an interpreter we would be happy to provide one, please register by Wednesday, December 28th, 2011.*Building is accessible  Suggested donation: $90.00, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Scholarships & trades available.

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




(2) GLBTQ Teen social with live DJ! (Dec. 10; Seattle, WA)

Queer Youth of Color + ALL Queer Youth + Friends + Allies! Ages 14 - 19 Free! You will need a ticket, which you must get in advance online or at several physical locations and/or GSAs, and tickets will be free.  Tickets available at!

Date: Saturday, December 10

Time: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Place: Yesler Community Center

917 E Yesler Way at Broadway

Seattle, WA  98122

More details at

For more information please contact Randy Wiger in Seattle Parks at 206-883-6110 (text/phone) or




(3) Safe from Bullies, Saving Lives (Nov. 29; Seattle, WA)

Join the King County Youth Development Network (KCYDN) for a training that looks at bullying in our schools and communities. This training connects the issue of bullying with risks for suicide and other negative mental health outcomes for those involved. You will learn more about what YOU can do to prevent and intervene in bullying & bias based harassment (as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth) in your community organization or school, discover the links bullying experiences have with long term, negative mental health outcomes including risk for depression and suicide, learn more about the new policies and procedures in Washington State, and connect with others working to prevent bullying and find new tools to bring back to your own program and school.

Free & open to all who support youth in King County- youth workers, teachers, parents, & others.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beacon Hill Library, Seattle, WA




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