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Who Should See This Film

Hamaduh_Pic3Straightlaced can be used in a variety of settings to open dialogue about issues of teens, gender, sexuality – and to inspire both youth and adults to create safer and more inclusive environments for everyone. These settings include:

Classrooms and schools.

Include the film and discussion activities as part of a high school English, social studies, health, leadership or arts curriculum—or anywhere that gender issues, diversity or violence prevention is a topic or concern. The film can provide a focal point for school wide assemblies and support the work of social justice clubs, Gay-Straight Alliances, or school wide diversity and violence-prevention initiatives. Though geared primarily to a high school audience, Straightlaced can also spark powerful conversations in middle schools.

Student clubs, after-school programs and youth leadership organizations.

Use the film and curriculum materials to inspire dialogue and action in out-of-school settings.Straightlaced may have particular resonance in programs focusing on girls’ or boys’ empowerment, youth leadership, media arts, activism, community engagement, lesbian/ gay/bisexual/transgender youth, or violence prevention.

Counseling programs and support groups.

IncorporateStraightlaced in teen support groups, adolescent health programs, domestic-violence-prevention efforts and other counseling projects.

Parent/guardian support meetings.

IntroduceStraightlaced at parent/guardian- education and community-support meetings to help parents, guardians and other adults better understand and support youth at home and school.

Community conversations.

Include the film as part of a town hall meeting or community forum on youth issues. Show it at a film festival or as a feature presentation at a conference. Share Straightlaced in faith-based youth programs, summer camps or other community organizations.

Staff development contexts.

Use the film and curriculum guide at staff development workshops, trainings or staff advisory meetings.