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Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends: 
Contents:
1.) Safe Schools Coalition meets next Tuesday, August 20 - Seattle
2.) HELP! Volunteer for Safe Schools Coalition needed in Federal Way, WA!
3.) AND the Coalition needs a Co-Secretary to record minutes at our monthly meetings in Seattle, WA
4.) An Introduction to Welcoming Schools, a Training with CE credit - August 26 - Portland, OR
5.) Archie Comics Celebrates 'Kevin Keller Day' With 'It Gets Better' Video (VIDEO)
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1.) Safe Schools Coalition meets next Tuesday, August 20 - Seattle
The next Safe Schools Coalition meeting is next Tuesday, August 20th from 2-4 pm at Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Contact the chair if you have agenda items to suggest or if you need instructions about attending (in person) or calling in (by conference call).

  

Contact Matthew if you have agenda items to suggest or if you need instructions about attending (in person) or calling in (by conference call).- Use the contact form on our website or call: 253-671-2838.   

   

All are welcome. You do NOT need to be a Coalition member to attend.

 

For more information, see this page

 


2.) HELP! Volunteer for Safe Schools Coalition needed in Federal Way, WA!

Safe Schools Coalition has an order of 500 of our All Families Welcome posters to fulfill ASAP and we need a someone to take stickers with the current phone number and email address and place them over the old email and phone number on the posters.

Can you help us? Great! 

Contact Richard Fisher
at the Washington Education Association (WEA) Advocacy & Organizing Center.
Phone (253) 765-7063
Email: RFisher@WashingtonEA.org 



3.) AND the Coalition needs a Co-Secretary to record minutes at our monthly meetings in Seattle, WA
Safe School Coalition is in need of a volunteer Co-Secretary to record minutes at our monthly meetings. 

Because this position requires little time outside of the meetings, it is a great way to volunteer without a huge time commitment. 

If you would consider volunteering, please contact us here.
Thank you!



4.) An Introduction to Welcoming Schools, a Training with CE credit - August 26 - Portland, OR
Have you registered yet?
  
You are invited to An Introduction to Welcoming Schools

Monday, August 26th, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Portland State University Graduate School of Education
615 SW Harrison St., Portland, OR 97207

Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach to embracing family diversity, avoiding gender role stereotyping and ending bullying. This one-day training is designed to meet the needs of pre-school and elementary-level educators, school staff and child serving agencies.
 
Training participants will be provided with:
  • An understanding of Oregon's state requirements for anti-harassment, intimidation and bullying policies and procedures.
  • An increased understanding of the relationship between academic achievement and a safe learning environment.
  • Best practices for addressing bullying and building a positive school climate.  
  • An overview of teacher training resources to bring back to your building.  
  • An overview of classroom resources including vetted children's literature and curriculum related to family diversity and inclusion.
  • Opportunities to build skills in talking about gender identity and sexual orientation in age--appropriate ways.
Continuing Education Credits will be provided. It is strongly suggested that schools bring teams to this session, if at all possible. Training room and parking information will be provided after registration.

Questions? E-mail Tracy Flynn at: tracy@tracyflynnconsulting.com

Register online at: welcomingschools.org/Oregon

Sponsored  by: the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition and Portland State University

Download and share the event flyer here. (pdf file)



5.) Archie Comics Celebrates 'Kevin Keller Day' With 'It Gets Better' Video (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post  |  By Christopher Rudolph    Posted: 07/09/2013 3:36 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/10/2013 2:44 pm EDT

The It Gets Better Project announced that today, July 9, is Kevin Keller Day and to celebrate they have released their own video starring the creator of the Archie Comics character, Dan Parent, talking about how Kevin came to be.

For those of you not checking out the comic stands every Wednesday, Kevin Keller is the gay character who was introduced into the Archie universe back in 2010. The first issue in which he made an appearance, "Veronica" #202 (as a crush of Veronica's), went onto become the first Archie comic to sell out in the comic's 70-year history.

Watch the video and read the rest of the article here:
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/09/kevin-keller-it-gets-better_n_3568394.html

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