You are interested in submitting a workshop for this year's Expression Not Suppression (ENS). Below you will find information on the event, our theme for this year, workshop information and the proposal form. Please take some time to review these items.
Expression Not Suppression (ENS) will be held March 15, 2014 from 9am until 10pm. ENS is a conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and straight ally youth dedicated to fostering safe schools and youth activism. ENS is designed to focus on giving youth organizers the tools to challenge homophobia and transphobia in schools.
The aim of ENS is to provide a safe space in which students may come together to explore the multiple oppressions faced by youth, help teachers become advocates and form partnerships with LGBTQ and straight allied youth, and become armed with the tools needed to change the world!
ENS 2014 Theme:
GSAs for Justice (#GSAs4Justice)
About the workshops:
Your workshop should accommodate 30 people. It should be interactive, youth friendly, and last for approximately 75 minutes including a 15 minute evaluation period at the end. Young people are encouraged to run workshops. Adults who would like to lead workshops should try to find a youth co-facilitator. Adults are welcome to lead workshops in the Adult Track.
There are four workshop sessions taking place during the hours of 10:00am and 5:30pm. Selections of workshops and times will be made the week of February 24, 2014.
Important Note - No AV equipment or internet connection will be provided by ENS staff, please bring laptops, projectors and any other items you might need for your presentation.
Areas of focus are:
-Gay-Straight Alliances -Art/Expression & Media -LGBTQQI History
-Coming Out/Personal Growth -Gender, Trans Issues -Straight Allies
-Health Topics -Teacher/Advisor Topics -Advocacy
-Race, Class, and Ability; Power and Privilege -Youth Empowerment and Activism
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