Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:46:04 -0500
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From: Student Organizing studentorganizing@GLSEN.ORG
Organization: GLSEN
Subject: Issue 11
To: STUDENTPRIDEORGANIZER@LISTSERV.GLSEN.ORG

Welcome to the Student Organizer, a bi-weekly update of News, Info and Resources to help you change the world!
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Student Organizer
Vol. III, Issue 11
2.19.02

In this edition:

  1. Resource of the week
  2. In the News
  3. Get Involved
  4. Take Action
***1. RESOURCE OF THE WEEK***

The Commercial Closet Student Viewing Guide

This resource introduces educators and students to basic media literacy concepts and helps them to use those tools in analyzing advertising that depicts LGBT people and issues.
http://www.glsen.org/templates/resources/record.html?section=16&record=1168

***2. IN THE NEWS***

School Officials Apologize for Requiring Attendance During LGBT Speakers (OR)

Centennial High School officials apologized Friday for not allowing students to leave classes featuring gay and lesbian panelists as part of the school's annual diversity week.
http://www.glsen.org/templates/news/record.html?section=12&record=1171

School Board OKs Students' Gay-Straight Alliance (CA)

Clovis High School students can form a Gay-Straight Alliance club despite objections from disapproving parents who threatened to pull their children out of the district, school board members decided Wednesday.
http://www.glsen.org/templates/news/record.html?section=12&record=1172

***3. GET INVOLVED ***

DAY OF SILENCE PROJECT - APRIL 10, 2002
6 Weeks and Counting - http://www.dayofsilence.org

Here's what some of you have had to say when asked, "What are you doing for the Day of Silence???"

SHARE WHAT YOUR SCHOOL IS DOING
Contact your own Regional or State Organizer and let them know what you're planning - ask questions, get advice, share your experiences! The Regional and State Organizers are experienced students just like you and have much to offer. Contact them today online @ http://www.dayofsilence.org/contact.html

***4. TAKE ACTION ***

Submit a Workshop Proposal for Teaching Respect for All 2002

GLSEN is currently seeking proposals for its sixth annual conference, Teaching Respect for All 2002, being held this year in Los Angeles, CA, October 4th-6th.
http://www.glsen.org/templates/events/article.html?section=50&record=1153

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Elaine A. Matos, Student Organizing Associate
ematos@glsen.org
Chris Tuttle, National Student Organizer
ctuttle@glsen.org
Christopher Ramirez, Student Organizing Director
cramirez@glsen.org

Student Organizing - GLSEN

121 West 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
212.727.0135
212.727.0254 (fax)
http://www.glsen.org

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Join us at the Los Angeles Marriott, October 4 - 6, 2002 for GLSEN's Sixth Annual TEACHING RESPECT FOR ALL Conference
http://www.glsen.org/templates/events/article.html?section=50&record=617

The Day of Silence Project - April 10, 2002
Join thousands of students to protest the silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in schools across the country.
Register online at http://www.dayofsilence.org today!

How can you make a difference?
Take action immediately by logging onto the Safe Schools Action Network.
http://glsen.policy.net/

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Visit GLSEN online @ http://www.glsen.org !

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Last updated 2/19/2002 by Jean Richter, richter@eecs.Berkeley.EDU