The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America's Public Schools
(Vocus) September 9, 2010
Williams Institute to Unveil New Policy and Legislation Recommendations for Safety of LGBT Students In Public Schools
WHAT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students too often face a hostile and unsafe school environment that can result in lower educational outcomes and higher rates of depression and suicide. At the same time, many school administrators, teachers, and educational support professionals do not have the resources or the institutional support to adequately address LGBT-related issues and concerns.
At this event, the authors of a new report on the subject will present a menu of recently developed policy recommendations and model legislation designed to address the range of problems that remain. In addition, other panelists will provide an overview of current state and federal safe schools laws, forecast new initiatives in the coming year, and discuss the compelling need for schools to take affirmative steps that can benefit everyone within the K-12 education community.
WHEN/WHERE: National Education Association - News Room
1201 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:30-1:00 PM
Panelists will include:
Stuart Biegel, Author of “The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools” (2010), Education Faculty & Law Faculty, UCLA
Sheila Kuehl, Former CA Senator, 23rd District and Speaker pro Tempore CA Assembly
Eliza Byard, Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Ruben Murillo, President, Clark County Education Association
Moderated by Robert Kim, Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association
RSVP: williamsinstitute(at)law.ucla(dot)edu or call Taya Ball at (310) 267-4382.
CONTACT: For any questions or embargoed materials, contact Cathy Renna.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR EMBARGOED MATERIALS CONTACT: Cathy Renna
To RSVP, CONTACT: williamsinstitute(at)law.ucla(dot)edu or call Taya Ball at (310) 267-4382.