Save the date: May 5th, Chicago will host it's first annual day to stop bullying.
Safe Space Day is an annual event organized by the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to stop bullying. The event this year will be hosted at the Center on Halsted.
The day is filled with workshops facilitated by DePaul University, Lambda Legal, About Face Theater, Chicago House, Lauren Lubin director of 'We Exist: A Film About A Third Gender', Center on Halsted Youth Program and many more.
There is an athletics portion that will be hosted by the WNBA team, Chicago Sky, and openly-gay and former NFL player Wade Davis and friends. The athletics portion will serve as the launch of a larger sports camp called YOU Belong! that will premiere this summer in Chicago.
It's free to attend and anyone under the age 24 is welcome to attend workshops. Also, they're still looking for workshop proposals.
They're looking for volunteers, please reach out to Jen Leininger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you're interested in pre-registering.
Go to their Facebook page, Safe Space Day, and show your support and be apart of this amazing cause. It seems Chicago is really stepping up it's game to help the LGBT community.
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