Mazzoni Center Publishes Student Guide How to Build a FIERCE GSA
Mazzoni Center‘s Ally Safe Schools program has distilled its wealth of knowledge into a book, so educators and students alike can learn how to create or strengthen a Gay/Queer-Straight Alliance at their schools. These student-run clubs help raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, organize activities, provide support for each other, and/or create a safe space for LGBTQ students.
How to Build a FIERCE GSA is 22-pages in length, and filled with all kinds of tips that the Center hopes will help inspire healthy, vibrant GSAs across the region and nation. The small 4-by-6 guide is portable, so readers can keep it on hand for meetings and events. It’s so tiny—and adorable—it will fit in your pocket.
The book was inspired by a workshop for last April’s LEAD Conference developed by The Ally Student Leadership Board. It was called “Building a FIERCE GSA,” where “FIERCE” represented an acronym of the ideal qualities of a GSA/QSA: Fearless, Inclusive, Encourages leadership, Recruitment, Community building, and Executes goals.