Thursday, 24 July 2014

Australia's leading challenging-homophobia educator comes to Tassie

Contact: Sharon, Relationships Australia Tasmania
p: 1300 364 277   e:   w:

Date: Various, week starting Monday 11 August    
Location: Statewide - see details below

Intended Audience: Teachers, DoE staff, service providers, school chaplains

Australia's leading challenging-homophobia educator, Daniel Witthaus, will be in Tasmania from 11 to 14 August facilitating workshops and other events.

Daniel is the author of two books, "Beyond 'That's So Gay'" and "Beyond Priscilla", both of which explain the best strategies for reducing prejudice, discrimination and bullying in the class room and other settings. Daniel is also the author of the Pride and Prejudice program, a class room anti-homophobia program which has been successfully implemented in several Tasmanian public and faith-based secondary schools. To find out more about Daniel, go to the website.

Daniel's professional development workshops in Tasmania will explore strategies for effectively reducing homophobic prejudice and bullying in schools. They are open to all education professionals and service providers including school chaplains.

Event schedule
Monday 11 August: Launceston
10.30am-12.30pm: Professional development (PD) workshop for teachers, DoE staff, service providers and school chaplains Flyer for this session

Tuesday 12 August: West Coast
10.30am-12.30pm: Daniel to speak at West Coast service providers meeting at Zeehan, open to school workers including chaplains

Wednesday 13 August: North West Coast
10.40am-12.15pm: PD workshop at Don College Flyer for this session
1.20pm-2.50pm: PD workshop at Hellyer College for teachers, DoE staff, service providers and school chaplains Flyer for this session

Thursday 14 August: Hobart
10.30am-1pm: PD workshop (as above) at Lower Conference Room, Hobart City Council, off Elizabeth St Flyer for this session
5pm-7pm: "Beyond Priscilla" book launch at Fullers Bookshop, Collins St