To Book a Safe Space Assembly, Smashing Stereotypes Workshop, Discover GLBTQ History Presentation or Empowering Diversity Training Session for your school, library or group, contact Lee by email here or at
iamleewind (at) gmail (dot) com
Safe Space Assemblies
A day includes up to three 60-90 minute assemblies for up to 400 students each (plus a visit with your school's Gay-Straight Alliance or Diversity Club.)
Smashing Stereotypes Workshops
A day includes up to three 60-90 minute in-class workshops for up to 40 students each (plus a visit with your school's GSA or Diversity Club.)
Discover GLBTQ History Presentations
A 30-75 minute presentation that we can customize to fit your needs.
Empowering Diversity Trainings
Customized for each organization and school, a full session typically runs five to six hours.
Please contact Lee at iamleewind (at) gmail (dot) com for honorarium rates.
Travel outside the metro Los Angeles area will be billed at cost.
Partnerships: For my October 2011 Speaker Visit trip to Corvallis, Oregon, a public librarian teamed up with a local public high school - splitting costs between them to have me present at both the library and the school. In Los Angeles, a PTA group partnered with a GSA club to bring me to their public school. Maybe your school/organization/library/club could do something similar!
From Left to Right: Randy Tenan-Snow, Lee, and Jill Barker -
two of the amazing faculty sponsors of Pali High's GSA club.
COORDINATION WITH YOUR LIBRARIANS & COUNSELORS
Lee will work with your school librarians to pull diverse titles from your collection to encourage students to read broadly - both about people like themselves, and about people NOT like them at all!
He will also communicate with your school counselors before arriving for the day of presentations to understand more about what's going on in the culture of your school, and how he can best help. One day's visit is no magic wand, but rather an empowering continutation of an ongoing conversation, a dialog that will need to continue after Lee's visit to have the greatest impact to make things better!
"I highly recommend any school, organization, community group who is looking to become more inclusive, open, and aware of their practice to invite Lee to take you on the journey.” - Inez Tiger, LMFT Middle School Counselor, The Rabbi Jacob Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am , Los Angeles, California
Most of the beautiful photos on this website (except on the Smashing Stereotypes Workshops and Empowering Diversity training sessions pages) are by the amazing Rita Crayon Huang. (Other photos by Emily Elson, Judy Adler and Inez Tiger.)
Lee’s blog logo was designed by the supremely talented Jim DiBartolo.
My thanks to the students and faculty at both Palisades Charter High School and Brentwood School in Los Angeles for allowing me to document my Safe Space Assemblies, Smashing Stereotypes Workshops, and Empowering Diversity Training Sessions!