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Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ+ Youth (SSSC19)

  • Parker High School 3125 Mineral Point Ave Janesville, WI 53548 (map)

GSAFE and Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) are pleased to present SSSC19 on Friday, March 8, 2019! This year's conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Parker High School in Janesville.

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Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and regional experts. Conference participants will gain critical skills, tools, knowledge, and connections to help lead and support efforts to create more inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, and questioning youth across Wisconsin.

The target audience for SSSC19 includes adults who work with youth and their families as well as youth delegates from middle school and high school-age groups or clubs in schools or in the community. School and community-based youth groups and clubs are invited to designate and register up to two youth delegates to attend SSSC19.

SSSC19 will feature speakers and workshops facilitated by local and regional experts. We're especially excited to have Ash Whitaker, a student from Kenosha whose victory at the Seventh Circuit Court of appeals set the controlling legal precedent for Wisconsin, and his legal counsel, Joseph Wardenski of Relman, Dane & Colfax PLLC, joining us that morning to discuss the case and its implications for the rights of transgender youth in K-12 schools.

Conference participants will gain critical skills, tools, knowledge, and connections to help lead and support efforts to create more inclusive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, nonbinary, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth across Wisconsin. Please visit www.gsafewi.org to learn more and register for SSSC19.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

We are now accepting workshop proposals for Safe Schools, Safe Communities 2019 from individuals, groups, and organizations. Please complete our request for proposal form here.

Food at the Event

SSSC19 is working with Best Events out of Janesville to provide a variety of boxed lunch options for event participants. Please indicate your lunch preference when registering below, or select other if you have a specific dietary need and provide that information in the comments section.

  • There's a New Club in Town: Classic club fixings with turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato rolled in a honey-wheat tortilla wrap.

  • Roast Eggplant Sandwich: Chilled roast eggplant mixed w/ hummus and sesame seed and served w/mozzerella cheese and grilled peppers on a sun dried tomato focaccia bread.

  • USS Submarine: Shaved ham, beef, and turkey w/ lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onion on a croissant.

  • Spicy Italian Sub: Salami, pepperoni, ham, and peppered mozzarella cheese on a sub roll w/roast peppers, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.

Location

Parker High School
3125 Mineral Point Ave
Janesville, WI 53548

Scholarships and Questions

There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available to individuals wishing to attend SSSC19. If you are in need of a scholarship, would prefer to register offline, need to be invoiced, or have additional questions please contact Brian J. at (608) 661-4141 or email brianj@gsafewi.org.