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The Human and Civil Rights Division of the National Education Association is creating a state-by-state Directory of Trainers on GLBT Issues in Education.

This Directory will consist of individuals and organizations in all 50 states that are willing and able to deliver workshops on "gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues in education" (broadly defined) for school personnel and educational leaders. NEA plans to distribute this directory to its state and local affiliates in the fall of 2004 for reference when scheduling trainings on creating safe learning environments for all students.' Please forward complete message below to groups and persons you think might be interested.

June 16, 2004

Dear Friends:

The Human and Civil Rights Division of the National Education Association is creating a state-by-state Directory of Trainers on GLBT Issues in Education. This Directory will consist of individuals and organizations in all 50 states that are willing and able to deliver workshops on "gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) issues in education" (broadly defined) for school personnel and educational leaders. NEA plans to distribute this directory to its state and local affiliates in the fall of 2004 for reference when scheduling trainings on creating safe learning environments for all students.

All independent trainers, as well as organizations with training cadres, are invited to submit their contact information for inclusion in this Directory. Please use the following three Guidelines for Submission:

(I) Describe the following:

(Ia) If you are an Independent Trainer:

1) Name
2) City and State
3) Contact Information (telephone number and/or e-mail address)
4) Fee, if any
5) Topics on which you feel qualified to deliver trainings (please limit to 15 words)
6) Audiences to which you feel qualified to deliver trainings (for example: elementary/middle/secondary teachers, administrators, ESPs, etc.)
7) Brief Biography, including training experience (please limit to 25 words)

(Ib) If you represent an Organization:

1) Name of Organization
2) City and State (if more than one chapter/affiliate exists, please send information on each one)
3) Contact Information (name of person, telephone number, e-mail address, website address)
4) Fee, if any
5) Topics on which you feel qualified to deliver trainings (please limit to 15 words)
6) Audiences to which you feel qualified to deliver trainings (for example: elementary/middle/secondary teachers, administrators, ESP, etc.)
7) Brief Description of Organization and Training Program (please limit to 25 words)


(II) State the following: "I/We, [name of individual/organization], agree to be listed in the 2004 Directory of Trainers on GLBT Issues, compiled by the National Education Association."

(III) By Monday, July 19, send the above information to NEA Intern Jinny Jang. The preferred method is e-mail (jjang@nea.org), alternatively by fax (202-822-7578) or mail (Jinny Jang, National Education Association,
1201 16th Street NW, Suite 617, Washington, DC 20009). Please note that the information should be sent directly by the Individual Trainer or the Organization (referrals will not be accepted).

Questions may be addressed to me at the address listed below. Thank you for helping to create this invaluable resource. Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested.

With best wishes in this important work,

Kevin K. Kumashiro, Ph.D.
Senior Program Specialist
NEA Human and Civil Rights
1201 16th St. NW, Room 616
Washington, DC 20036
202-822-7439 Fax: 202-822-7578
kkumashiro@nea.org

 

 

 

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