Eastern Michigan University
'Safe Schools Project: LGBTQ' Awarded LGBTRC's 2013 'Trailblazer Award'
Development plans for continued distribution planned, underway
YPSILANTI - The Center for the Study of Equality & Human Rights' "Safe Schools Project: LGBTQ" was awarded the EMU LGBT Resource Center's 2013 "Trailblazer Award," the latest in a series of positive advancements for the project. This award comes on the heels of an effort to extend reach and longevity of the already-successful program.
Although the original theater performance was scheduled to end in December, the group reassembled in February to professionally film the entire production. According the Center's staff, Eastern Michigan University's Communication, Media & Theatre Arts department was instrumental in this effort.
"The Safe Schools Project" is a professional development workshop created for educators & administrators to help middle/high school personnel create safer schools for LGBT students. The workshop includes: an educational theatre performance based on real interviews with local youth and educators highlighting the challenges facing current LGBT students, and a follow-up discussion/action workshop.
The Center plans to offer this program in a DVD version with teaching/learning guides and other materials & services beginning sometime in 2013.