Training for Prospective Queer Speakers

We conduct new speaker trainings once a year, generally in September. They are usually held on two consecutive Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm in San Francisco. Queer applicants will be interviewed by one of our coordinators before the training.
To be notified of the next training, fill out the form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5G9GFRM
For information, contact Rich Russo at program@sfspeakersbureau.org. Check our home page for details a month or two before the trainings.

Photo: Robert Bernardo and Leigh McLellan speak at Lick-Wilnerding High School

Current Volunteer Speaker Resources

Listed here are downloads and websites to help you with your presentations. Many of these are included in your training manual.

Essential Downloads for Speakers Engagements

Gig introduction as a PDF file

Evaluations as a PDF file

Please fill out the tally sheet. If you are unsure how to do this, see Sample filled-out tally sheet or call Rich Russo for directions, 415-265-8760.

Do not give evaluations or tally sheets to the teachers! Options for turning in your evaluations and tally sheets:

Email: You can use the downloadable Fill-in tally sheet and email it to Rich Russo, program@sfspeakersbureau.org.
You can also scan or photograph the evaluations and tally sheet and email them to Rich. Please make sure they are readable!

Snail mail: Return completed paper evaluations and tally sheets to Tobie Klibansky, CREGS, 835 Market Street, Suite 523, San Francisco, CA 94103

Drop-off: Contact Tobie Klibansky, tkaye@sfsu.edu, to make arrangements.

Waiver form as a PDF file. All volunteers should fill out the first three lines and return waiver forms to Rich Russo, c/o Tobie Klibansky, CREGS, 835 Market Street, Suite 523, San Francisco, CA 94103. These are required by our partner, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Manual: Our 2014 New Speakers Training Manual in PDF form or paper copy is available upon request for a fee. (Free to current speakers)

Video: It's Elementary: Talking about Gay Issues in School
by Groundspark, Debra Chasnoff and Helen Cohen, producers

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzrznSpf8V4
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMU9BCVO5w
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBzMBabVddY (This is the segment featuring our speakers!)
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6J568-bU6o
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tupjs3-Lr2k

San Francisco Unified School District

SFUSD Guidelines for Speaking in Public Schools, PDF file
Check out the SFUSD's LGBTQ Student Support Services site for information about the status of LGBTQ youth in the schools, http://healthiersf.org/LGBTQ
Download their presentations, LGBTQ Student Safety Data 2008 and 2009: LGBTQ_websiteHealthSurvey0809.pdf and 2011: LGBTQ_websiteHealthSurvey1011.pdf

Other Downloads

Gender Spectrum (Download Understanding Gender), http://www.genderspectrum.org
Lambda Legal, (866) 542-8336, http://www.lambdalegal.org
What to Do if You Are LGBTQ and Bullied web page or pdf download
Craig Siulinski, a California State University graduate student, wrote this paper on bullying with a great resource list. Download PDF: Homophobic Bullying in Schools

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