Talk/Workshop

Creating Rainbow Inclusive Schools Workshop

17-02-2020
05:00 PM
Highbury Community Centre
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The workshop is open to both high-school students and school staff to attend. Contact emmett@insideout.org.nz for further information or questions.

The event is free to attend but please register at: bit.ly/CRISAuckland

This venue is wheelchair accessible – there is accessible parking nearby.

InsideOUT are hosting a workshop, funded by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, for anyone wanting to make changes in their school to create more inclusive environments for rainbow young people. This is a great chance to connect with other schools and learn from each other about creating safe environments. By working together to celebrate our rainbow diversity, we can prevent and stop homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools.

This workshop will be focused on creating rainbow inclusive primary and intermediate schools, and is open to primary and intermediate school staff.

The workshop will focus on tips for starting and sustaining a rainbow diversity group or queer straight alliance, and is suitable for groups of all stages. We will also look at key initiatives and events your school can take part in throughout the year, like Pink Shirt Day, an annual bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation. We’ll explore the Pink Shirt Day tagline ‘Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying’ and give you practical ways to use it within your school. We’ll explore what you want to achieve in your school and help you set goals for the year ahead.

We’ll provide free resources and kai, so you will need to register.

InsideOUT is a national charity with the vision for all young people of minority sexualitites, genders and sex characteristics to have a sense of safety and belonging in their schools and communities. Learn more at insideout.org.nz

Pink Shirt Day is a bullying prevention campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. It originated in Canada in 2007 after two students took a stand against homophobic bullying and mobilised their whole school when a student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. In New Zealand, it aims to create environments where all people feel safe, valued and respected regardless of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability or cultural background. The next Pink Shirt Day will be held in May 2020. Learn more and register your involvement at http://bit.ly/346HSuv

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47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park

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