SES’s newly-formed 3×5 QSA has been working hard on many projects. The design team has created a brilliant QSA T-shirt design. They are selling shirts to show queer pride and queer ally-ship, and to raise money for the QSA club. They will use funds for events, advocacy, field studies and supply costs. To order, download an order form here or pay online at SchoolPay. All t-shirt order forms are due by April 4 for Spring 2018 delivery. Forms can be dropped off in the envelope outside of Leo’s classroom (room 200).
The 3×5 QSA’s mission statement: “The 3rd through 5th grade Sunnyside Environmental School Queer Straight Alliance, known as the 3×5 QSA, stands for LGBTQIA+ rights. Our alliance’s goal is to help people feel comfortable with who they are and learn about the LGBTQIA+ community. Not only do we learn, but we also ask questions such as, “Do LGBTQIA students get the support they need and deserve?” and “If you are queer, do you feel comfortable speaking up and telling people?” We welcome both LGBTQIA students and allies. At QSA, we make sure everyone feels safe, supported and loved. One way we do that is by completing projects. For example, we make posters, t-shirts, mugs, and bookmarks to raise money for queer organizations, students of color clubs and our QSA. We also have space for conversations and read articles to learn more about important issues that affect the LGBTQIA community, both at Sunnyside and in the world.”