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Meeting Date and Time:

April 10, 2001

6:30 - 10:00 PM - Note time change this month!

 

Meeting Place:

Conrad Sulzer Library

4455 N. Lincoln

 

Topic:

GLSEN SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT

 

It's that time again -- GLSEN's annual youth scholarship fund is kicking into high gear (see details below). We have about $500 of the $1000 needed to launch the Rustin Legacy Scholarship for African-American students. Anything you can do to help will be most appreciated, and is totally tax deductible.

Want to see and applaud the younger generation of LGBT activists? Then you don't want to miss our annual GLSEN Youth Scholarship Night, this year to be held Tuesday, April 10. As with all GLSEN programs, it's free, open to the public, and will include a sign language interpreter. But since it's a special night, the program will be begin at 6:30 instead of 7:00 and go until 10:00 rather than concluding at 9:00. There will be a reception with refreshments following the awarding of the scholarships. Location: Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln (at Montrose) on Chicago's north side.

Each year, GLSEN Chicago honors students who have made outstanding contributions to promoting LGBT visibility and equality in their own high schools, plus acknowledges (with the GLSEN Chicago Pathfinder Award) the contributions of an adult/organization who has helped fight homophobia in the local K-12 schools. GLSEN Chicago gives out two $1000 youth scholarships. Additionally, we work with community groups to facilitate theirs &endash; notably CPNA's Brian Philpot Award and Rainbow Youth Leadership Awards; Amigas Latinas Aixa Diaz Scholarship (for a Latina); and the Barajas-Reese Scholarship (for a Latino). New this year will be the FUEL Creative Arts Scholarship (for someone pursuing a career in the creative arts); and the Rustin Legacy Scholarship (for an African-American). The night is made infinitely nicer by sweet ambience-enhancing donations (including flowers for parents of scholarship winners, candy, and gift certificates to Women and Children First Bookstore) from TNT (The Northern Trust gay bankers).

Donations to the scholarship fund are tax-deductible. Remember that the sexual orientation of the student is never an issue -- anyone who's been working on GLSEN-related issues in the schools is invited to apply.

Scholarships awarded:

Two $1000 GLSEN Scholarships

One $1000 Exelon/ComEd Pride Scholarship

One $1000 Amigas Latinas Aixa Diaz Scholarship (Latina)

One $1000 Barajas-Reese Scholarship (Latino)

One $1000 Rustin Legacy Award (African-American)

One $1000 CPNA Philpot Memorial Award

One $500 FUEL Creative Arts Scholarship (future arts professional)

Four $450 CPNA Rainbow Leadership Awards

 

Please note that starting in January, meetings will be on the SECOND Tuesday of each month instead of the last Tuesday.

 

 

 

ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE

 

UPCOMING TOPICS:

Mark your calendars for the GLSEN Chicago monthly programs for the 2000-2001 school year. Please note that starting in January, monthly programs will permanently switch from the 4th Tuesday of the month to the 2nd Tuesday. All monthly programs are held at the Conrad Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln at 7:00pm.

 

March 13, 2001: Administrators Panel

April 10, 2001: Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony

May 8, 2001: Finding Common Ground: Spirituality & Homosexuality

 

This schedule is accurate as of August 2000 but is subject to change.

                                               

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