Student Day at the Capitol

Event Area: 
Wallace Auditorium
Event Location: 
Auditorium
Event Date: 
Feb 13 2018 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Organization/Sponsor/Department: 
​Iowa Safe Schools
Applicant's Name: 
​Becky Smith &​Nate Monson
Applicant's Phone: 
515-729-4471 & ​515-729-4121
Event Type: 
Public Event
Expected Attendance: 
26 - 100
Add'l Information: 
Join us on February 13th, 2018 for the Student Day at the Capitol. For the past 15 years, Iowa Safe Schools has worked in the Iowa Legislature to pass important legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and fighting back against attacks to take away protections. Thanks to the work of students in conjunction with Iowa Safe Schools staff, the Iowa Legislature passed our state’s anti-bully law and extended civil rights to include sexual orientation and gender identity. On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, students from across Iowa will have a chance to meet legislators including members of leadership in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate. Policy issues we will be discussing include banning the prehistoric practice of conversion therapy, bullying prevention legislation, and fighting to ensure LGBTQ individuals continue to be included in civil rights law. Student Day at the Capitol Agenda - 9:00-10:00AM – Registration & Breakfast, 10:00-11:30AM – Advocacy 101 Training, 11:30-12:30PM – Lunch, 12:30-3:30PM – Tour of the Iowa Capitol and meet with legislators. Additional information will be made available as the date gets closer. You will have the opportunity to meet with your local legislator and meet with others working on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. Please register using the link below or email becky@iowasafeschools.org if you have any questions. To register: http://www.iowasafeschools.org/student-day-at-capitol/