PRIDE Week Toolkit

Resources and Activities

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Purpose and Intent

October 10-14 is Austin ISD Pride Week, this week we highlight LGBTQ students, staff and families with the district's commitment to create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for all. This toolkit has been created to help campuses design a Pride Week that visibly supports members of the AISD community who identify as LGBTQ.


Explore the resources below to decide what would work best with your school community. Staff can also use Austin ISD Pride posters which are on our Respect for All website (click here to download) or stickers (stickers will be sent to you by mail). A recent AISD graduate said, "I felt a lot safer with teachers who had the Pride sticker on their door. LGBTQ students need to know that you accept them -- there are still too many people who don't."


Pride Week is a great time to host a campus-wide No Place for Hate activity (Please contact Jillian Bontke at the ADL to make sure it meets ADL NPfH activity requirements).Visit the AISD Respect for All website for a variety of LGBTQ resources that can be helpful for planning No Place for Hate activities.

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ADL Austin No Place for Hate Link

Click on this red banner to visit the ADL Austin No Place for Hate page

Secondary Level Resources

Sample Ally Week Activities and Resources for Local Youth

In 2015-2016, several secondary campuses incorporated a variety of activities into their PRIDE Week. Activities included announcements each day about the importance of respect for all and how everyone – students, staff, and families – deserve to feel safe and welcome at school. Some schools also created bulletin boards with photos of faculty holding signs with the words, “I am an Ally” and put up AISD Ally stickers and posters in their classrooms. Other schools took an anti-bully approach to PRIDE week and created short advisory lessons directly aimed at creating discussion about how school should be a safe place for all students to learn and be who they are. Here are a few pictures!

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OutYouth: Local Resource for Youth Ages 12-23

Out Youth serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.

SanghaLink

SanghaLink's mission is to provide LGBTQIA+ youth and allies with a safe online social network that is integrated into the local high schools in and around their city.

Welcoming Schools: Elementary Level Resources

These resources are aligned with state and national standards.
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Welcoming Schools Book List

Elementary Level: Books aligned to state and national standards

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Online Resources

Questions? Curiosities? Support?

Feel free to contact your campus SEL coach for ideas for Pride week or professional learning

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