JIMMY'S BOOK IS IN THE NEWS!
A former Espanola High School student and a member of the Spartan Gay Straight Alliance has published a book about gender.
Developed for children aged four, Jimmy Stata created All About Gender after an assignment was given to his equity and diversity class last year.
“Jayson Stewart assigned us all the task of writing a children’s story using one of the pronouns we learned in class,” Stata explained. “I looked at the requirement and figured out I may as well make the whole book about gender.”
Stata said most kids don’t know about gender outside the pronouns that come with them and wanted to use the assignment as a way to teach kids. READ MORE...
FEATURED ARTICLE IN THE MIDNORTH MONITOR ABOUT THE SPARTAN GSA!
THANKS FOR THE THANKS!
In November 2015, the Spartan Gay Straight Alliance, in partnership with Reseau ACCESS Network, hosted the Bundle Up In Red Campaign for HIV/AIDS Awareness. Hundreds of scarves were tied to tries and telephone poles for passersby to take. Each scarf had a leaflet on HIV/AIDS. We couldn't keep up with the demand for scarves!
JIMMY STATA IS PUBLISHED!
Jimmy Stata's children's book, All About Gender, has been published by the Spartan Gay Straight Alliance and will be available through LULU.COM and is also available at Amazon.ca and Barnesandnoble.com.
Jimmy has presented his book to the Classroom Closet Conference and to the Dare to Stand Out Conference, where 250 conference guests got a free copy of the book!
The book sells for $15.00 and the Spartan GSA makes just under $5 for every sale but because we love you, you can get a FREE pdf version here:
SUCCESSFUL ART SHOW
Congratulations to Spartan GSA Alice Malyk on her highly successful art show in December, selling a large number of her paintings and sketches. Proceeds were donated to the Robb Nash Foundation to battle teen mental health issues.
THANKS FOR THE FUNDING!
The Rainbow District School Board has contributed $500 to EVERY Gay Straight Alliance in the board.
DAY OF PINK 2016
SPARTAN GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE DOCUMENTARY WINS PRIZE
Former Spartan GSA'er filmmaker Gary Duquette's five-minute documentary on our GSA won laurels for "Best Youth Doc" ast the Borealis Film Festival in Massey, Ontario. Gary is currently working on a director's cut of the documentary, which will be more detailed.
It is with sadness that we acknowledge the passing of a former Spartan, Derek Gamelin. An anonymous donation of $250 was made to the Spartan Gay Straight Alliance in Derek's memory.
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