LGBTQ Youth Of Color Leadership Conference 2014

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On May 23, 2014 GSAFE is hosted a day-long LGBTQ Youth of Color Leadership conference to create a space for LGBTQ youth of color and their allies to discuss what LGBTQ identities look like in their communities, identify the issues, and discuss ways to build! The conference took place at the Dream Bank in Madison, WI.
Youth that attended used theater, games, and dialogue to critically engage topics such as: gender and sexuality expectations and cultural norms; intersections of race, class and sexuality; the impact of poverty, violence, prisons, immigration etc. in the LGBTQ experience. Youth discussed and learned ways that their communities are resilient, as well as how to be successful in the face of adversity.

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“​Chippewa Falls Middle School’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive place for all of our students to learn and grow together. The Safe Space training from GSAFE provided staff with valuable resources to become more aware of how to be a better gender inclusive school!​” – Susan Kern, Middle School Principal