Gender Justice & Gender Self-Determination

Staff and youth leaders
GSA Network
Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:00 am -- Rm. B-266

Student leaders and organizers at GSA Network, a national LGBTQ youth organization will share experiences and organizing strategies to build safer and braver spaces for youth seeking to redefine traditional notions of gender, and also to provide healthy spaces for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, twospirit, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth in schools and communities across the country. Gender justice requires that youth and communities allow people to be free to define themselves, their spirits, and their own right to live freely. Sometimes this means transforming schools structurally and culturally so that youth can grow freely; the workshop will offer strategies to building those necessary spaces. There will be students and adult organizers from California, New York, New Orleans, and Philadelphia. Presenters will also offer participants to think through in which ways they can support or build communities or schools focused on gender justice.