Queer Youth Summit in Portland
Portland is lucky to have a Youth Summit, and here is the information for 2017. Please go to their website for details and also how to register.
OSSCC has been a sponsor and also a guiding influence for this event throughout the years and continue to bring awareness to the programs and summits available for our youth.
Pass on the good news!
5th Annual Safe Schools Awards
Saturday, October 22th 2016, 4PM
Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling–The South Chapel. 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd., Portland, OR 97219-7899 (map)
Come help us celebrate those who are leading the way to reduce bullying, harassment, and violence at the Forth Annual Safe Schools Awards. Together with our coalition members we will acknowledge outstanding work being done by Districts, Schools, Adult Allies, and Students.(past information)
Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before Official Launch
November 16th, 2014, 1:30PM
Location: Another Read Through Bookstore
Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before is the story of Triinu Hoffman: shy, intellectual, and living in a rural town, she just doesn’t fit in. She does her best to hide behind her dyed hair and black wardrobe, but it’s still hard to ignore the bullying of Pip Weston and Principal Pinn. It’s even harder to ignore the allure of other girls. As she tumbles into first love and teenage independence, she realizes that the differences that make her a target are also the differences that can set her free. With everyone in town taking sides in the battle for equal rights in Oregon, Triinu must stand up for herself, learn what it is to love and have her heart broken, and become her own woman. A lyrical story told in Triinu’s candid voice, Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before reminds us that no love should be forbidden—especially love for yourself. (more information here)
Listening to Youth-Driven Solutions on Universal Children’s Day
Saturday, November 20th, 5PM
Location: Mercy Corps, 45 SW Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97204
This Youth Forum is sponsored by the American Society for the Positive Care of Children (American SPCC). Pizza and refreshments will be served.
We have secured the participation of youth presenters from the Multnomah Youth Commission, Oregon Foster Youth Connection, Momentum Alliance, Youth Ending Slavery, and Leadership and Entrepreneurship Public (LEP) Charter High School, among others. American SPCC designed the event as a platform for youth to share the advocacy and policy work they are doing in our community. We are hoping this will inspire other youth to capitalize on the energy of the event by starting their own activities back at their individual schools and communities. More information can be found here.
HRC Time to Thrive National Conference
February 12-15, 2015
Location: Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association present Time To THRIVE, the 2nd annual national conference to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth…everywhere! Time to THRIVE will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2015 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, in Portland, Oregon. (download flyer)
3rd Annual Safe Schools Awards
Saturday, October 4th, 10-11:30AM
Location: Planned Parented NE Offices; 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 (map)
Come help us celebrate those who are leading the way to reduce bullying, harassment, and violence at the Third Annual Safe Schools Awards. Together with our coalition members we will acknowledge outstanding work being done by Districts, Schools, Adult Allies, and Students.(more information)
“After Hours” with the Portland Area Business Association
Wednesday, October 16th, 5:30-7:30PM
Hobos: 120 N.W. Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 (map)
PABA is the Portland Area Business Association–functioning as Portland’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.
After Hours is a monthly evening gathering that was created to broaden social and business contacts, visit with friends, and learn more about local businesses while enjoying a relaxing evening out. Typically, a PABA member will donate their place of business to hold the event, in turn showcasing their organization. Food and beverages are always served. Join Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition, a proud PAMA member, as we play host to October’s After Hours!
This two hour event is also open to all friends, contacts, and adult family members. Please feel free to bring prospective members and others in the community that would like enjoy an evening out. Outreach to allied and/or comparable organizations is constantly encouraged. Strengthening PABA’s community relationships is the main purpose of After Hours.
Safe Schools Roundtable
Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30-8:30PM
Emerson House, the Office of Youth Violence Prevention
449 NE Emerson St, Portland, OR 97211 (map)
Welcome to a feature event of our organization, the Safe Schools Roundtable. For years, OSSCC has hosted “Roundtable” events for our Coalition members, and the public, to share their major activities for the year, consider how to coordinate advocacy, and continue discussions on how to increase youth involvement. The specific theme for this upcoming Roundtable hasn’t been established, but will be announced here soon.
November Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 13th, 7-9PM
Q Center: 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (map)
The Board of Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition meets once a month to discuss new projects, hear from guests and visitors, and outline upcoming work. These meetings tend to be mostly business, but they’re also the perfect time to meet everyone on the board, ask questions, and learn more about the work we do.
Meeting are open to the public, though we always appreciate knowing if someone’s going to be stopping in for a visit.
Please RSVP to Joy Wallace if you are interested in attending. (You won’t be required to stay for the entire meeting.)
2nd Annual Safe Schools Awards
Friday, October 4th, 6:30PM
Q Center: 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217 (map)
Come help us celebrate those who are leading the way to reduce bullying, harassment, and violence at the Second Annual Safe Schools Awards. Together with our coalition members including GLSEN, Multnomah Youth Commission, Basic Rights Oregon, Q Center, Transactive, and others, we will acknowledge outstanding work being done by Districts, Schools, Adult Allies, and Students.
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