Beyond Tolerance 5 Workshop Proposals

Mark your calendars for BEYOND TOLERANCE 5, which will be held on December 10th from 4:30- 8:30 at Vanguard High School (317 E 67th St).

Beyond Tolerance events are designed to bring youth, educators, and community organizers together around LGBTQ issues.  For this fall’s youth conference, we hope to offer a variety of workshops on a wide range of topics led by youth and adults alike.  If you or the youth you work with might be interested in facilitating a workshop or tabling at the event, please read below or follow the link.  If you are interested in attending but do not want to facilitate a workshop, stay tuned for more information on how to register. As always, you can write to us at for more information.

Workshop Proposals are due November 10th, 2010
Proposal Form:

No Human is Illegal!

This guide is for educators to take on the important issues that teachers and students have been tackling in their activism INSIDE the classroom.  We must not let our sense of civic duty to engage these critical issues begin once the school day is over—we must weave them into our teaching and learning. This resource can be best utilized online as a web resource.

Film Screening: A Community Concern

Join NYCoRE for a screening and discussion of the documentary “A community concern” which profiles 3 modern day successful education organizing stories, and a discussion on community organizing for public education.

Opening Remarks by Jean Anyon
Commentary by the Susan Zeig, Film Producer and
Fernando Carlo, Youth Organizer with FUREE and founding member of SBU.

Tuesday, November 2nd from 6pm-8:15 pm
CUNY Graduate Center: 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9206/07
Light refreshments will be provided
Reserve a seat – RSVP

A Documentary on The Power of Organizing to Improve Urban Public Schools

“I am convinced that the film showings helped more than anything to
ensure student and faculty involvement.”
– City University of New York (CUNY) Conference Organizer

Are you looking for *positive* examples of teachers, students, and
parents working together to create *successful change* in their schools?

A Community Concern is a documentary that shows the powerful changes
that happen when organizers, parents and youth work with educators to
improve urban public schools.

A number of interesting conversations are taking place around the big
release of *Waiting For Superman*. People are seeing ways to widen the
conversation now that the public’s attention is focused on education
issues. Many are already using A Community Concern to stimulate such

Use *A Community Concern* in your classroom, organization or event to
empower your community, colleagues and students to take action.

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