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Massachusetts Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Leadership Council

2019-2020 Meeting Information

What is the GSA Leadership Council?

The Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council creates and informs policy, promotes inclusive learning environments for all students, supports the development of leadership skills, and fosters statewide collaboration among LGBTQ students and allies. Members of the GSA Leadership Council develop and implement projects designed to make change in local schools, districts and regions. The GSA Leadership Council consists of a state council and five region-based councils. State and regional council meetings take place bimonthly from 9 AM to 1 PM.

We invite you to register a team of up to four students and two adult advisors to join other GSA student leaders and advisors at the regional council meetings. The state and regional council meetings occur during school time, we ask that schools support student and advisor attendance with appropriate arrangements for excused absences. Below you will find a list of meeting dates and locations for 2019-2020.

The Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council is part of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, a joint initiative between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth.

Have you updated your school GSA contact information?

We are always trying to stay up-to-date with school-based GSAs. Please take a moment to update your GSA information View External Link.

Register for a meeting!

Register for an upcoming meeting View External Link. Once again, we invite you to register a team of up to four students and two adult advisors to join other GSA student leaders and advisors at the regional council meetings. These dates and locations are tentative until registration for them opens (about a month in advance), so please check back for updates.

Central Region: GSA Leadership Council

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Millbury Junior/Senior High School
12 Martin St, Millbury, MA 01527

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Millbury Junior/Senior High School
12 Martin St, Millbury, MA 01527

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Monty Tech
1050 Westminister St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Grafton High School
24 Providence Rd,Grafton, MA 01536

Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Monty Tech
1050 Westminster St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Greater Boston: GSA Leadership Council

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Northeast Region: GSA Leadership Council

Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Ipswich High School
134 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Greater Lowell Technical High School
250 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Methuen High School
1Ranger Rd, Methuen, MA 01844

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Greater Lowell Technical High School
250 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Greater Lowell Technical High School
250 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsborough, MA 01879

Southeast Region: GSA Leadership Council

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Oliver Ames High School
100 Lothrop St, North Easton, MA 02356

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Norfolk County Agricultural High School
400 Main St, Walpole, MA 02081

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Oliver Ames High School
100 Lothrop St, North Easton, MA 02356

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Oliver Ames High School
100 Lothrop St, North Easton, MA 02356

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Norfolk County Agricultural High School
400 Main St, Walpole, MA 02081

Western Region: GSA Leadership Council

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Westfield High School
177 Montgomery Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Easthampton High School
70 Williston Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027

Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Southwick Regional School
93 Feeding Hills Rd, Southwick, MA 01077

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Franklin County Technical School,
82 Industrial Blvd, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Westfield High School
177 Montgomery Rd, Westfield, MA 01085

Statewide: GSA Leadership Council
Note: Statewide meetings are by invitation only

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 9 AM – 1 PM
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148

Please Note:

  • All meetings take place from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • While we strive to provide a light pizza lunch for participants, we cannot guarantee availability of food and the meeting of all dietary restrictions; thus, students are highly recommended to bring a lunch from school or home if possible.
  • Register Online View External Link

Contact Information

Email: Safeschoolsprogram@doe.mass.edu

Phone: 617-624-5495

 
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