Safe Schools Summit 2014: REGISTER NOW!
What is the Safe Schools Summit?
GLSEN Connecticut’s 3rd annual statewide Safe Schools Summit is a student-led and chapter-coordinated effort to empower youth, educators, and other community allies with the knowledge, resources, and skills to make their schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This year's summit is proudly co-sponsored by GLSEN Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University's LGBT Advisory Committee.
Who is leading the summit?
GLSEN Connecticut’s Student Organizing (Org.) Team and chapter leaders will facilitate workshops and activities for participants on how to make their schools safer for all. The summit will also feature guest speakers and community organizations that share the summit’s mission to address and prevent bullying and harassment in schools. Please stay tuned for an announcement of our new keynote speaker and exciting schedule of workshops facilitated by the Student Org. Team, chapter leaders, Connecticut State Department of Education, State Education Resource Center (SERC), Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), The Theater Offensive, and many more!
Please be sure to check out the preliminary schedule under "Resource Downloads"! A finalized schedule will be posted very soon.
Who is this summit for?
While our Student Org. Team will be facilitating workshops for students and Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar organizations in middle and high school (Gr. 6-12), GLSEN Connecticut’s adult chapter leaders and guest workshop presenters will also be leading programming for GSA advisors, educators, social workers/school counselors, school administrators, and other adult allies.
What are the goals of the summit?
GLSEN Connecticut and the Student Org. Team are determined to:
- Offer participants a safe and supportive environment to explore and utilize tools and resources for improving their school climates.
- Provide participants with networking opportunities and strategies for promoting more inclusive and equitable environments for students in their school and community.
- Empower participants to change the climate of bullying and harassment in their schools.
When and where is the summit being held?
The summit is being held on Saturday, April 12, 9am-3pm, at Central Connecticut State University on 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.Registration, opening/closing session, and lunch will be held in Memorial Hall's Northwest Dining Room. All workshops will be held in the Vance Academic Center (RVAC) 102, 103, 104, 105, and 204.
Are there any costs or fees?
This summit is 100% FREE, including registration, programming, refreshments, and lunch.
How do I register?
To register, please go to http://connecticut.glsen.org/SummitFY14. Walk-ins will be accepted but online registration is preferred.
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Please contact Student Org. Team Adult Coordinator Alberto Cifuentes, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to download our official Summit Q & A and general flyer on the right side of the page and share them with all your networks!