Susan Allen is the First Native American Lesbian to be elected to the MN House of Representatives and Jamie Nabozny won a landmark federal lawsuit against his school administrators for failing to stop harassment. Tune into Fresh Fruit Jan 19 at 7pm to hear both of these guests with hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend.
Representative Susan Allen ,Minnesota Democrat,made history on January 10, 2012 when she became the First Native American Lesbian elected to the MN House of Representatives. Susan is Lakota, Dakota and Anishinabe, a member of the LGBT community and has overcome discrimination throughout her life. Her background is a tax and tribal law attorney and she has also done nonprofit and pro bono work. Her House seat represents District 61B in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood.
Jamie Nabozny & Gretchen Murr, PFLAG board member
"Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All Students” Conference
First-of-its-kind Minnesota forum aims to reduce GLBT bullying in schools
Sponsored by PFLAG Twin Cities
January 20, 2012, 8:30am-8:00pm, Hamline University, St. Paul
Jamie Nabozny of Minneapolis, won a landmark federal lawsuit against his school administrators for failing to stop harassment. The lawsuit established that “all young people deserve a safe educational experience.” Nabozny, a national advocate for school safety, endured years of harassment and beatings throughout Middle School and High School. His story has been told through Bullied a documentary produced by The Southern Poverty Law Center
Erica Fields, director, actor, playwright with The Naked I: Wide Open- A world premiere play created by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities with the contributions of over 20 local transgender/gender non-conforming artists and allies. Feb 10-18, 2012 at Intermedia Arts