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.

Come see the Film " The Way He Looks" and Stay for the Talkback Session on Anti-bullying 

Sunday, Oct 19. 7:00pm (Film Starts, Talkbalk Immediately after) 

The Normal Theater:Normal, IL 

Celebrate the last night of the Festival with a talkback discussing anti-bullying work in area schools with Caroline Fox of Normal Community High School, Suzie Hutton of Bloomingotn Junior High School, and Marcus Fogliano of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

http://www.yournormalfilmfest.com/shows/

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?

Your Normal Film Festival

Come see the Film " The Way He Looks" and Stay for the Talkback Session on Anti-bullying 

Sunday, Oct 19. 7:00pm (Film Starts, Talkbalk Immediately after) 

The Normal Theater:Normal, IL 

Celebrate the last night of the Festival with a talkback discussing anti-bullying work in area schools with Caroline Fox of Normal Community High School, Suzie Hutton of Bloomingotn Junior High School, and Marcus Fogliano of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

http://www.yournormalfilmfest.com/shows/

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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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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?

Videos to Inspire

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