Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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Queer Youth Updates Calendar

Agenda

  1. Apr
    27
    Thu

    1. Our Gente Presents: Let Your Identities Bloom – Creative Writing Workshop @ The Epicenter
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Come to our creative writing workshop! Where we will explore our identities through poetry, short stories, and narratives.

      You can find this and other great events developed by Our Gente: A Program of the Epicenter on Facebook

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      6:30 pm
      Our Gente Presents: Let Your Identities Bloom – Creative Writing Workshop @ The Epicenter
  2. Apr
    28
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  3. Apr
    29
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
  4. May
    4
    Thu

    1. Subjects to Change -SMASH the Stigma @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Come join Subjects to Change to smash stigmas surrounding sex, drugs, (rock and roll) and mental health and take part in an open mic! This is a free event open to all teens and featuring three teen run “lightning” workshops on the topics above with a focus on the stigma surrounding them and harm reduction, looking to spread information and educate in an entertaining and down to earth, safe setting. Explore the larger museum with your friends and take a break from the event in our cozy space to drink tea, eat snacks, and chill out.

      • 4:00-4:30 Explore the museum for free! Meet and mingle with other teens.
      • 4:30-4:45 Sex
      • 4:45-5:00 Drugs
      • 5:00-5:15 Mental Health
      • 5:15-5:30 Intermission: time to sign up for open mic & check out/chill out in SafeTea space.
      • 5:30-6:30 Open Mic! encouraged focus on sex, drugs & mental health.

      *Note* As stated above we will be discussing several sensitive topics at this event that may not be comfortable for all attendees. We will have a safe space to take a break from the event if you wish to avoid coverage of certain topics. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the content covered.

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      4:00 pm
      Subjects to Change -SMASH the Stigma @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
  5. May
    5
    Fri

    1. Dear Queer & Trans Students of Color, (all-day)
      May 5 – May 7

      An opportunity to invite a limited number of high school students to the annual Queer and Trans People of Color Conference has been recently extended to queer and trans high school Sophomore, Junior and Senior students in Santa Cruz County.

      When:  Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7, 2017.

      Where: UC Santa Cruz

      This is a college conference that is making space for high school students and would be a wonderful experience for our local high school students to witness. With the theme of “Healing and Resistance,” this conference aims to “explore and deconstruct the intersections of being queer, trans and a person of color.” Under our current political climate, our communities need empowerment now more than ever and our youth to be the leaders in this movement.

      Because of our limited space, we are asking for students to answer the following questions in order to be selected to attend. Please complete this application with short response paragraphs.

      Allies welcome to apply.

      Applications are due Tuesday, April 25 at Noon.

      Apply Now at Queer & Trans People of Color Conference 2017

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      Dear Queer & Trans Students of Color, (all-day)
    2. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  6. May
    6
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
    2. Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Join us at The Diversity Center for our Transmasculine Youth group. We offer an accepting and open space for like-minded youth to share experiences, support, and exciting activities. All transmasculine spectrum youth are welcome!

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      4:00 pm
      Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
  7. May
    9
    Tue

    1. PFLAG of Santa Cruz County Monthly Meeting @ Peace United Church of Christ
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      PFLAG SCC invites you to join us for Coffee & Conversation

      Please join us at our PFLAG meeting for coffee and conversation. Everyone is welcome as we strive to more fully meet the needs of parents, family, friends, and members of the LGBTQ community. We welcome your support and participation.

      Contact PFLAG: pflagscc@gmail.comwww.pflagscc.org or 831-427- 4016.

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      7:00 pm
      PFLAG of Santa Cruz County Monthly Meeting @ Peace United Church of Christ
  8. May
    12
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church