You are invited to a
Forum on Gay Straight Alliances and “Safe Spaces”
in Our High Schools
Saturday, May 5 from 1:00-4:00pm
WSU/EWU Riverpoint Campus
Student Academic Center Room 20 (NEW LOCATION)
600 North Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane
Educators, parents, students, non-profit and community leaders, and interested citizens are all invited to participate in this important discussion about creating Gay Straight Alliances (GSA’s) and “Safe Spaces” in our high schools as part of a commitment to social justice, equality, and acceptance for all students.
The forum will:
1. Describe how GSA’s and “Safe Spaces” strengthen a school community; define and describe the landscape of GSA’s and “Safe Spaces” within our school system as it pertains to our LGBT youth and their experiences; and address the hurdles to creating GSA’s and “Safe Spaces.”
2. Discuss and develop action steps that will support and guide high school administration and staff in the creation of a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for LGBT students and allies.
3. Increase and strengthen collaboration between community-based organizations working to advocate for and support the creation of GSA’s and “Safe Spaces.”
To register for the forum, click here.
For more information contact:
Ian Sullivan, Odyssey Youth Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-325-3637
Farand Gunnels, Pride Foundation, email@example.com, 509-481-0402
The GSA Forum is sponsored by:
Community Building Foundation, Destinations, Eastern Washington University Pride Center, Greater Spokane Progress, Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA), Inland Northwest LGBT Center, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, Pride Foundation, Odyssey Youth Center, OutSpokane, and Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP).