April 4, 2017
Hello Fabulous GLSEN-neers,
Happy National Poetry Month! As we are leading up to several campaigns such as the Day of Silence, Give Out Day, National School Climate release, and Thank a Teacher, we wanted to send the Nayirrah Waheed reminder which is above.
Updates from Field:
Sid Ghaith has moved on from GLSEN. We are discussing how best to staff the department moving forward, but we plan to fill their position as soon as we can. We’ll update you throughout the process.
Accreditation Applications will be opening very soon! We will be sending you the link to the applications along with instructions on how to go about filling them out. The due date for applications will be June 4th. As we have in the past, we will send supportive documents to help you along through the process. We have also loaded FY17 documents into your Chapter Google Shared drive to help you in preparation for the applications. The application will not change significantly, so you can use FY17 as a guide until the FY18 forms are sent to you.
CLI Save the Date:
The Chapter Leadership Institute is BACK! This summer we’ll be hosting our third Chapter Leadership Institute from July 27-30, in Phoenix, Arizona! The entire GLSEN office, and especially the Field Services team, are excited to bring together the leadership from across our Chapter Network for a weekend of skill building, learning and sharing. In past years we’ve had youth voices panels, conversations around board meetings, technology strategy sessions, sustainability and volunteer management best practice sharing, and regional caucusing.
NEW! This year we’ll also be running our National Student Council Summit concurrently during CLI. This will be an opportunity for these powerful, student leaders to meet passionate Chapter advocates and vice versa. The entire event will weave together moments of collective discussion and individualized tracks.
WHAT’S NEXT? Save the date in your calendar. Begin to think, as a Board, who may be best to come to Phoenix this year. Also, think of what wisdom your Chapter has to share. There are many superb practices and programs out there that could and should be shared. Our Network only grows stronger as we deploy these practices and cross-pollenate what’s working! We’ll be launching our Workshop and GLSEN Talks RFP (Request For Proposals) in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and address it to Ikaika.
Real Boy; is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. The documentary is being screened throughout the spring and summer.
In case you are interested in how your Chapter can participate in the films release we have been in contact with the filmmaker and reviewed the film. Local partners have been asked to contact Chapters to discuss the possibility of screenings. If you have been contacted by the documentary partners, we have seen the documentary and have approved moving forward with working together.
Quarter 3 Tracking Tool: The Quarter 3 Tracking Tool has been released! You should have received an email with your login information and passwords. The Quarter 3 Tracking tool will be due April 17th. Your previous Tracking Tools are loaded into your Chapters Google Shared Drive for reflections on what you have recorded. If you need assistance accessing the tool or your Chapter email, please message Tate at Tate.Benson@glsen.org.
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