Archive for October, 2012

Registration for the Georgia GSA Youth Summit is OPEN!

Friday, October 12th, 2012

SAVE THE DATE!

February 23rd, 2013

2013 Georgia GSA Youth Summit

Agnes Scott College

 

Join us for a day of learning, networking, socializing, and advocating! There will be a high school track and a college track as well as some special sessions for parents and advisors, providing something for everyone! The day will also wrap up with a Talent Show that attendees are invited to participate in!

For more information and to register go to our events page!

 

Workshop Proposals are Now Open!

Please submit your proposals for educational breakout sessions at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG0tSGtoa1lSQW54MUFuRG9HZlg1bnc6MQ.  All proposals should support the mission statement of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (below), and should also present subject matter that would be relevant to LGBTQ and Ally youth.  Some examples of past sessions are “A History of LGBTQ Pop Culture,” “Advocacy in Georgia,” “Queer and Transgender Students of Color,” and “How to be a Successful Student Leader,” but we are open to any other subjects that would be appropriate.  The deadline  for proposals is December 1st, and you will be notified if your proposal has been accepted by January 15 at the latest.  If you have any questions about this form please e-mail Jonah Berkowitz at berkowitz.jonah@gmail.com.
“The purpose of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition (GSSC) is to eliminate LGBTQ oppression in Georgia schools.  We educate and advocate on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students and families.  GSSC works to address the intersections among various systems of oppression (e.g., racism, ableism, classism, xenophobia, etc.), understanding that one cannot eradicate transprejudice and heterosexism without simultaneously working to end all forms of injustice.  By serving as a resource for Georgia students, educators, and families, we strive to engender positive social growth among Georgia’s youth, and to foster a safe and affirming school climate for all.”

Georgia Southern University LGBTQ & Allies Conference

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Russell Union 
Sponsored by the Multicultural Student Center

Come address issues facing the LGBTQ community in a safe and open environment and examine ways to eliminate stereotypes. The conference will also discuss advocacy, self-care, and leadership skills which will allow for visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning issues in campus communities. Registration fee is $20 for students with ID ($25 without student ID) and will include a continental breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, and access to all sessions. Registration deadline is October 14th.  On site registration is $25 for students and $30 for non-students.

To register for the conference go to this link: http://tiny.cc/GSU_LGBTQ

For more information, please visit the Multicultural Student Center located on the 2nd floor of the Russell Union, or check out the website at www.georgiasouthern.edu/MSC,  call 912-478-5409 or by email msc@georgiasouthern.edu.