In Edwardsville, IL, a 30 minute drive from the scene of the Michael Brown killing, the school district superintendent has banned teachers from talking about the incident with students entirely. It would seem that dicussions pertaining to the incident would be valuable to students as a topic in many classes.

Date: Thursday 13 November 2014

Location: Prairie State College, Business Center (Auditorium). 202 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM         

RSVP: Email andrea.krauth@ic.fbi.gov to confirm your attendance. 

The Alliance is collaborating with the Trans Oral History Project to bring you and your students Education in Action, our 2014 Youth Summit from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 22, 2014. The Summit will include youth development and education justice workshops including a train-the-trainer session from I Live for Trans Education, a grassroots multimedia toolkit. Advisors will have their own professional development track. We will celebrate the evening with a youth dance and advisor mixer.

Trans Student's Rights

The first day of school brings up feelings for a lot of students.  “Will I be liked, am I wearing the right clothes, why did summer have to end?”  For transgender students, these anxieties are muted by a more base question-“will my gender identity be respected and acknowledged?  Will I have access to a restroom, or will I have to hold it all day?

Alliance featured in the Carbondale news for co-presented training

A training was held in Carbondale, Illinois on Tuesday discussing fair housing among those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, also known as LGBT.

Housing professionals across the state of Illinois, LGBT allies and SIU professionals came together on SIU's campus to understand the laws that protect people from housing discrimination. Link to full story HERE. 

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Convening young people from all over the state, the Alliance creates a forum for students to inform, participate in and lead the Illinois LGBTQ safe schools movement.

Providing public education on sexual orientation and gender identity topics across the state of Illinois, the Alliance’s “Safety for All” framework addresses sexual orientation and gender identity

Recognizing the importance of inclusive policies within educational entities and human rights agencies, the Alliance works on policy advocacy initiatives with schools, school districts and governme

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Aug 28, 2014

The first day of school brings up feelings for a lot of students.  “Will I be liked, am I wearing the right clothes, why did summer have to end?”  For transgender students, these anxieties are muted by a more base question-“will my gender identity be respected and acknowledged?  Will I have access to a restroom, or will I have to hold it all day?

Oct 23, 2014

A training was held in Carbondale, Illinois on Tuesday discussing fair housing among those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, also known as LGBT.

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Alliance youth leaders reflect to their 40-year-old selves about al

Premiered at the 2014 Alliance Brunch.

On Sunday, October 5, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Allia