Headed to Creating Change 2015? Don’t miss the Get Yr Rights Network meet-ups, workshops, and Institutes!
We are looking forward to seeing many of you this week in Denver – to join GYR partners BSeedz and local activists in mourning and demanding Justice for Jessie Hernandez, killed by Denver Police, and to build together to end police violence against LGBTQTS youth and youth of color everywhere!
Here’s where you will find Get Yr Rights folks in action – we hope you will join us!
Thursday, February 5, 9 am – 6 pm – Day-long Institute!
From Stonewall to Stop and Frisk: Policing and criminalization of LGBTQ communities
This Institute will explore the current moment and historical legacy of policing and criminalization of LGBTQ communities. “Policing” comes in many different forms. Policing appears as a larger systemic structure of control and violence against the self determination we seek over our bodies. Participants will discuss patterns of policing, police violence and criminalization of LGBTQ communities across the country. The Institute will highlight various campaigns and organizing models across the country to provide resource sharing and tools for participants to organize against policing and criminalization in their communities.
This Institute is organized by BreakOUT!, Lambda Legal, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, PrYSM, and Streetwise and Safe.
See more here.
Saturday, February 7, 4:45 PM – 6:15 PM (WORKSHOP SESSION 8)
Know Your Rights, Get Yr Rights Workshop
Come check out the latest in #GYR tools, curricula and website news, and be a part of talking about next steps for the network!
Saturday, February 7 (TBD)
Know Your Rights media making festival hosted by BSeedz!
GYR Network member BSeedz will be hosting a day long KYR media making extravaganza – come make your KYR video, silk screen tees, make a ‘zine or put your creative skills to use in other ways! There can never be enough LGBTQ youth created KYR media! As an added bonus we can upload them to the website as they are created!
For full conference information, visit http://www.creatingchange.org/