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Dear 40-Year-Old Me | Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

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Published on Apr 19, 2012

Featuring Alliance Youth Committee members and other youth involved with our work, we hope this video inspires you to get involved in making schools better places for ALL youth, especially those that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.


Some immediate actions you can take today:
1) Like us on Facebook & sign-up for our e-newsletter at http://www.illinoissafeschools.org/jo... to stay up-to-date on our work!
2) Donate today at http://www.illinoissafeschools.org by clicking the Donate Now! button and help support the mission and vision of the Alliance!
3) Visit http://www.illinoissafeschools.org to download, print, and hang proudly the latest in a series of Alliance posters!

More on the video: As the young people share personal, raw anecdotes about their lives, a universal theme emerges: change is both possible and empowering. The stories trace how young people have transformed through their involvement with the Alliance, from feeling marginalized to being an integral part of policy changes at both a district and statewide level.

We believe the personal journeys highlighted in the video will spark change and promote understanding in all who view it. We encourage you to take a second and share it with your colleagues, friends, and family in Illinois and elsewhere.

Created in eight weeks by a volunteer team of creative professionals from EPIC, "Dear 40-Year-Old Me" was inspired by this video for the David Cornfield Melanoma Fund: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUc....

VIDEO CREDITS:
EPIC Team
Danny Schuman, Writer & Creative Director
Jerem Sloan, Editor & Producer
Liz Cook, Elaine Lopez & Monina Velarde, Art Directors
Jill Mannor & Jacqueline Ostrowski, Project Managers
Jamey Lundblad, EPIC Board Member
Erin Huizenga, EPIC Founder/Executive Director
Katie Kowaloff, EPIC Program Director

Hootenanny
Jim Annerino, Owner, Smoke Online Artist
Sean Halvorsen, Director & Director of Photography
Annelise Smith, Data Wrangler & Assistant Editor

Noise Floor
Cory Coken, Owner, Sound Design & Mix
Nick Ray Harris, Location Audio
Devin Delaney & Kate Steinberg, Music Composition

Nolo Digital Film
Joe Flannigan, Owner, Producer
Mike Matusek, Owner, Colorist
Elliot Rudmann, Colorist

Freelance Helpers
Sara Philips, Camera Operator
Bob Vonderau, Camera Operator

For more information on EPIC and its work, please visit: http://iamepic.org/.

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