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Stop Bullying Conference March 10

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A Stop Bullying conference was held in Arlington earlier this month, and was covered by Fox DC news.

www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/students-say-anti-gay-slurs-are-constant
 
 
GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network held a conference this month 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    March 1, 2012 
Contact: David Aponte 571-208-2424  

You Can Help Stop the Bullying of LGBT Youth 
 
Arlington, Va. - March 1, 2012 - Northern Virginia is not immune from youth bullying, and local organizations are hosting a community forum to wrestle with the issue. 
 
When and Where: 
Saturday, March 10 
•          Sign In: 11:30 a.m. 
•          Forum: Noon to 1:30 p.m. 
 
Unitarian Church of Arlington (UUCA) 
4444 Arlington BLVD 
Arlington, VA 22204

Who Should Attend? 
Parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and interested community members, as well as youth enrolled in the day-long Northern Virginia (NoVA) chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Conference 
 
Join a Panel Discussion on Bullying Prevention 
The Northern Virginia chapter of GLSEN invites people of all ages to a community forum to hear students throughout NoVA speak about: what is really happening, what is being done, and what CAN be done to make schools safer for all students. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to share their experiences and ideas. 
 
About GLSEN
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. GLSEN believes that a respectful atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. 
 
About UUCA: 
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) celebrates diversity of identity and belief and is guided by core principles. UUCA members gather to nurture their spirits and put faith into action through social-justice work. 
 
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David Aponte
 
Co-Chair, National Advisory Council
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) 
Email:  daponte@glsennorthernvirginia.org Phone #: (571) 208-2424

 

Posted: Mar 17, 2012 by Website Editor

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