Hardy Girls Healthy Women is happy to announce a new webinar series: the Queer Youth Series! Join us for our new series consisting of six different 60-minute webinars with LGBTQ experts and activists throughout the country as they share their research, findings, and tools on how we can better serve LGBTQ youth and create safe and empowering hardiness zones!
Registration price: $20 per webinar for adults, free for students.
To register for individual webinars, click on the link behind each title below. For more information, call Hardy Girls Healthy Women at (207) 861-8131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t make the scheduled webinar time? No problem! HGHW will send each registrant a recording of the webinar so you don’t have to miss out and can watch on your own time!
Register for the whole series here!
• Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1-2pm EST: Introduction to the World of Queer Activism with AJ Yarn from Faces for Equality (Register Here)
Join AJ Yarn, creator of Faces for Equality, for an introduction to LGBTQ definitions and themes as well as information about different LGBTQ/social activism organization opportunities for youth! AJ will discuss his role in the creation of Faces for Equality as well as discuss different methods to use passion as a tool for social justice. Finding an issue you care about and taking a stand is not as hard as you think! This webinar will help you find methods to include your friends and your local community while changing the world around you for the better!
• Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1-2pm EST: Creating Welcome Schools for LGBTQQ Youth with Darla Linville (Register Here)
Building support for LGBTQQ youth in schools requires more than adopting anti-bullying policies or starting a club. What can you do to change the climate of your school to make it welcoming for all students? What should you think about before acting? What ideologies are most helpful in creating the climate we want? In this webinar we’ll discuss actions you can take in your school or educational setting, and ways to counter discriminatory practices and challenge larger culture and climate issues that arise. We will examine gay straight trans alliances from the perspective of creating action from theory and creating socially just educational settings.
• Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1-2pm EST: Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to end Sexism and Homophobia in Schools with Elizabeth J. Meyer (Register Here)
Description coming soon!
• Wednesday, May 20, 2015 1-2pm EST: Acting Activism: Reaching Hearts, Changing Minds with Cathy Plourde and Out and Allied Youth Theater (Register Here)
Waterville’s Out & Allied Youth Theatre have featured performance as a mainstay to their activism to bring bystanders into the conversation. How does this work? Where does their material come from? Whatto look out for? Hear from and talk to youth, their advisor, and the creator of the Out & Allied project.
• Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1-2pm EST: Embracing Discomfort: Asking the Hard Questions and Exploring Identity with Hannah DeAngelis from Femsex (Register Here)
Femsex uses peer to peer learning and personal storytelling to engage people in open dialogue about gender, sex and sexuality. Learn about the adult learning workshop Femsex, explore your own relationship with gender and identity through storytelling, and have a chance to ask questions about terminology that can limit conversations with youth about sexuality.