PFLAG Santa Cruz County is proud to announce the Tuesday, September 10th meeting “Know Your Rights: What Every Parent Should Know about Safe Schools for LGBTIQ/Ally Youth”
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz
900 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95060
Please join families from around Santa Cruz County as they come together to hear Ron Indra, Director of the Safe Schools Project, and Lynn Walton, former California Teachers Association State Council & GLBT Caucus member, update PFLAG on California state laws that protect & support all students, including LGBTIQ/Ally students. Discussion to follow. All welcome!
The first hour of the PFLAG Santa Cruz County (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays) meeting is dedicated to discussion groups followed by a brief break. The second hour is dedicated to our September program.
Some of the California laws that protect youth include:
- California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act – AB 537
- Seth’s Law – AB 9
- California Gender Non-Discrimination Act – AB 887
- California FAIR Education Act – SB 48
- California Comprehensive Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Act – SB 71
- School Success and Opportunity Act – AB 1266 (Takes Effect Jan 1, 2014 – Victory for Transgender Youth!)
- & more….
About Ron Indra
Ron Indra has lived in Santa Cruz for the past 38 years and has degrees in Political Theory, Philosophy and a JD. He has been teaching for 31 years at Harbor High School and has been nominated as an “Educator of the Year” in California. Ron has been active in the teacher’s union for the past 25 years. In support of students, he founded the GSA at Harbor High 10 years ago and received the “Ally to Queer Youth” award by the Queer Youth Task Force of Santa Cruz County. He is a member of the SCCS Task Force on LGBT issues and helped implement AB537 in his District. Currently, he is the AB 537 officer on his campus. He has been honored at Santa Cruz Gay Pride twice for his work with LGBTQI youth in the schools of Santa Cruz County. Ron serves as the director the Safe Schools Project and the Middle Schools Project of Santa Cruz County and serves as a consultant to Santa Cruz City Schools, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Ron can be reach at ron.indra@QYTF.org
About Lynn J. Walton
Lynn is a retired middle school and high school math teacher after for 40 years and was active with the California Teachers Association State Council and GLBT Caucus. Currently, Lynn is a member of the CTA’s Santa Clara County Service Center’s Steering Committee and a substitute teacher in the Campbell Union High School District. In Santa Cruz County, Lynn is the Secretary of the local PFLAG chapter and both a Speaker and a Moderator for the Diversity Center’s Triangle Speakers’ Program.
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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Santa Cruz County meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz.