HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PROGRAM
SATURDAY 1:30-1:55

 

YOUTH CONFERENCE WELCOME

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Join us as we start the program together, get to know each other and create community guidelines!

HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE 
SATURDAY 2-3PM

 

POSSIBILITY MODEL PANEL
2-2:45PM

Miss Major / Carrie Hawks / Danielle King / Ianne Fields Stewart / Jama Shelton / Futaba Shioda - moderator

This panel discussion is composed of role models for young trans/GNC folks. We will hear about the lives of the panelists and the experiences that have taken them to where they are today. Role models are a powerful way to support the development of a future vision for your goals. Come hear the possibility models that will support how you mold your future.

SOCIAL TIME
2:45-3PM

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Hang out for a bit between sessions with other kids in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PROGRAM
SATURDAY 3-4PM

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE TOP THREE, AND THEN JOIN FOR SOCIAL TIME!

 

CELEBRATING OUR GENDERS THROUGH COLLAGE
3-3:45PM

Spencer Garcia

This workshop creates space for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming youth to celebrate their genders and gender expressions through the medium of collage art. Collages are a method of “world making” and a “queer of color strategy of survival in which people take what they need from a hegemonic culture that has repeatedly rendered them marginalized” (Frantz, Hilderbrand, Perkov). In this workshop, we will explore alternative methods of communicating our genders and gender expressions, and more broadly discuss how we can express our genders using “a hegemonic culture that has repeatedly rendered [us] marginalized.” Participants will need to bring their own materials to the workshop, including (at minimum) one magazine or newspaper, one sheet of paper (ex. computer paper, construction paper, scrapbooking paper, a paper bag, cardstock, a piece of cardboard, etc.), an adhesive (ex. tape, glue, glue stick, glue dots, etc.), and a scissor or paper trimmer. Participants are welcome to use any other art materials such as colored pencils, crayons, markers, stickers, paint, and more!

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX: YOUR SEXUAL BILL OF RIGHTS
3-3:45PM

Anqa Khan

In this session, we’ll be discussing themes of consent, sexual decision making, and understanding one’s sexual rights. We will briefly touch on the importance of barrier methods as a safer sex practice, and work on creating individualized sexual bills of rights.

DRAG FOR GENDER EXPLORATION
3-3:45PM

Finn Lefevre

This workshop starts with a brief explanation of theatrical drag techniques followed by a series of challenges posed to participants who will explore their own relationship to drag, gender expression, and movement. This workshop is structured as a series of instigating questions/tasks—>solo exploration—>share and discuss. Challenges include using lip sync materials as aspirational autobiography (finding a source material that sounds, both in vocal quality and emotional resonance like a message you wish you could portray yourself, using lip sync to invoke the power of the source artist). This workshop is suitable for any participants exploring their gender expression.

SOCIAL TIME
3:45-4

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Hang out for a bit between sessions with other kids in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PROGRAM
SATURDAY 4-5PM

CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE TOP FOUR, AND THEN JOIN FOR COMMUNITY REFLECTIONS AND DEBRIEF!

 

ORISHA DANCE, GENDER FLUIDITY IN AFRICAN SPIRITUALITY
4-4:45PM

Oludare Bernard

Orisha Dance is a sacred movement form from the Yoruba people of Nigeria West Africa. This movement form is known around the world for its connection to nature, spiritual enlightenment and physical wellness. It is also known for embodying the sacred masculine and feminine in both male and female bodies which allows for both men and women, of Trans and Cis experience to meditate on the sacred masculine feminine within themselves in a healthy self defined way. Oludaré, founder of Kiire Wellness, works with the people through Orisha dance and helps them to find peace of mind, body and spirit through the joy of movement.

ASK AN EXPERT! HOW DO I KNOW WHAT HORMONES AND BLOCKERS WILL DO FOR ME?
4-4:45PM

Dane Menkin

In this session, we will cover some information about common blockers and hormones used for youth. We will open the session up for any and all questions both in an anonymous forum and also in an open question and answer session. This is YOUR chance to ask about all the things you've read about or friends have told you about and wonder if it's really true or just a myth. We will have all parents/guardians step out of the room with some time left at the end where there will protected space for youth to feel safe to ask questions that maybe are not comfortable to ask with them in the room.

GENDER AFFIRMING SURGERY
4-4:45PM

Rachel Bluebond-Langner / Nathan Levitt / Elijah Castle

This workshop will bring together NYU’s Gender-Affirming Surgery Program with Callen-Lorde’s adolescent care coordination department to present a holistic perspective on navigating gender-affirming surgeries. Young people and their parents/caregivers will learn what surgeries are available to people under the age of 18, how to prepare for these surgeries, and what the recovery process is like. At the end of the workshop, there will be a panel of patients of NYU and a Q&A with the presenters.

DATING / HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
4-4:45PM

Amanda Cartagena / Erika L. Miller-Bridges

Coming soon!

COMMUNITY REFLECTIONS AND DEBRIEF
4:45-5

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Join us as we reflect back on day together.

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