Monday, March 21, 2011

Anti-Bullying/Allies SafeZone Training

From Our Lady of the Lake University:

Hello everyone,

The purpose of this email is to enlist your support in promoting an anti-bullying/allies training targeting high school youth. Specifically, we are asking you to announce, forward, post to Facebook the invitation below (also attached as a jpg image) so that we can reach as many San Antonio area high school aged youth as possible. This training is also available to those who work with youth.

What: Anti-Bullying/Allies SafeZone Training, an event of Our Lady of the Lake University's Gay-Straight Alliance and Worden School of Social Service Social Work Students

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:00a-4:00p

Where: Our Lady of the Lake University's Sueltenfuss Library Community Room

Cost: FREE with pre-registration includes free breakfast, lunch, manual, parking; sign up/register by Thursday, March 31, 2011

To Register/For Questions: Email or call 434-6711, ext. 2502

A message from Jennifer Iruegas, President of OLLU's Gay Straight Alliance: My classmates and I are reaching out to you to support our effort to help stop the rising epidemic of bullying, specifically bullying that targets youth who are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, transgender, or bisexual. This opportunity to act as an active ally and advocate comes to you at a time of increased importance. The Safe Zone Training is organized by social work majors who have witnessed the strong need for the community and employees of the school districts to assist in the fight against bullycide, bullying, and hate crimes geared toward the LGBTQ population. Gay and lesbian youth deserve our support as they often struggle in isolation. This event will provide a chance for gay youth and their allies to come together in mutual support.

We really appreciate your time in taking these few minutes to read over this message and consider your option to help students break their silence.

In community,

Cynthia Medina
Assistant Professor, Worden School of Social Service
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
Office: 210-434-6711, ext. 2502

Jennifer Iruegas
President, The Alliance