Tuesday, April 19, 2016

City and District Announce Partnership to Aid LGBTQ Students

From SPS Communications:

SEATTLE–As part of the Seattle Police Department’s Safe Place strategy, Chief O’Toole, Superintendent Nyland and Mayor Murray will officially announce Seattle school buildings as designated Safe Places. Mayor Murray first mentioned the district’s participation during his State of the City address in February.

All of the district’s 98 schools will support safe and secure places for victims of crime and discrimination directed towards the City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community. Seattle Police Department launched the strategy through partnerships with businesses throughout Capitol Hill and the City to promote awareness of hate crimes and provide safe places for victims of harassment until officers arrive.

Where:            Garfield High School (Outside Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center)
                        400 23rd Ave 
                        Seattle, WA 98122
When:             Wed., April 20, 2016
10:45 a.m.

Who:               SPS Superintendent Larry Nyland
                        SPD Chief Kathleen O’Toole
                        City of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray
                        GHS staff, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) student members

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