Monday, June 8, 2009

June is Pride Month

All across America and in many other countries across the world, the month of June sees gay or LGBT pride celebrations to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, a series of violent conflicts between members of the LGBT community and New York City police officers that began during a 28 June 1969 police raid, and lasted several days.


Here are a few resources from Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse that can help support service-learning projects relating to LGBT rights:


Youth Out Loud: Responding to Hate Crimes as a Human Disaster

Campfire USA

Abstract: This DVD was produced by a Teens in Action club made up of LGBTQ youth at the Passages LGBT Youth Community Center in partnership with the Heartland Council. The club evaluated the needs of their community and decided to focus their efforts around hate crimes as a human disaster and its effects on LGBT communities and create this 15 minute film.


Bending the Mold: An Action Kit for Transgender Youth

Lambda Legal & the National Youth Advocacy Coalition

Abstract: This kit is designed to help transgender, gender nonconforming, just coming out, questioning or allies to navigate the world and make your school a safer place. We've included action tools and information to help you advocate for change. There's also an extensive list of resources to give you more information about the transgender community and to offer help in protecting your rights. (publisher). The movement for transgender equality is still young, so any action you take to help yourself will benefit others, too. Working with other transgender youth and allies will help you build stronger communities and schools and increase legal protections. This toolkit can be used to inspire, design, and support service-learning projects relating to transgender and queer rights and education.


HIV/AIDS and Service-Learning: Selected Resources

This bibliography highlights resources and examples on how service-learning can inform youth and others about HIV/AIDS.


Have your schools, institutions, or community-based organizations had service-learning projects that addressed issues of importance to the LGBT community? Do you have resources, course syllabi or project ideas that you would like to share with the service-learning community and promote to a national audience through the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse? NSLC has several avenues for you to do so:


Become a part of this growing collection of quality service-learning lesson plans, syllabi, and project 
ideas and let others know about the successful approaches used in your program by contributing to our new Service-Learning Ideas and Curricular Examples (SLICE) database


Promote your materials! Click on the link below to submit resource materials you have developed for evaluation by NSLC staff and possible inclusion in the NSLC resource collection.


Send us your photos and service-learning success stories and let us tell the nation about all the great service-learning work that's being done!



Heather Martin, MISt


Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

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