TRANS YOUTH AWARENESS week aims to empower and celebrate transgender and gender diverse youth.
It also creates opportunities to educate and raise awareness on matters involving trans youth.
AN EVENING WITH JESSICA HERTHEL
FRIDAY, MAY 26pm - Reception @ 6pm / Presentation @ 7pm
Join us for our first annual scholarship benefit at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby in Arts Commons.
This year, we are pleased to host Jessica Herthel, LGBTQ2+ youth advocate and co-author of the critically acclaimed children's book about a transgender girl: "I Am Jazz".
RAE SPOON AND GUESTS IN CONCERT
SUNDAY, MAY 28 - Doors @ 12pm / Show @ 1pm
Admission is a $10 suggested donation with all proceeds going directly to our scholarships and programming.
Supporting trans&Gender diverse youth
TUESDAY, MAY 30 - 7pm
Professionals involved in direct service delivery for youth are increasingly likely to encounter gender diversity in the clients and patients they serve. Yet many professionals report feeling under-equipped to provide competent care and support for transgender and gender diverse youth.
Join us at Arts Commons where we will explore evidence-based practical strategies to create safer and more inclusive services for trans and gender diverse youth.
Admission is a $20 suggested donation.
QUEER YOUTH DANCE PARTy
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 - 7pm to 9pm
Partnering with Mosaic Youth Group, we're hosting a dance party! We'll have great music, décor as well as drinks and snacks, so... Come dance with us!
The dance takes place at Arts Commons as is open to all LGBTQ2+ youth and allies between 12 and 20. The event will be chaperoned and families are welcome.
TALKING TO OUR KIDS ABOUT GENDER
THURSDAY, JUNE 1 - 7pm
“Pink or blue?” “Boy or girl?” “Trucks or tiaras?”
When children come into our lives, many of us encounter questions and assumptions about our babies’ gender. However, many parents and caregivers quickly learn that there is more to gender than two rigid boxes!
Join us at Arts Commons, as we explore the gender revolution, equip ourselves with tools to better understand gender, and learn how to navigate conversations about gender with our children.
Admission is a $10 suggested donation.
MOVIE NIGHT WITH FAIRY TALES FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 - Doors @ 6:30pm / Movie Starts @ 7pm
Come and spend a family-friendly Saturday evening with us and our friends at Fairy Tales Presentation Society for a film screening of "In The Turn", a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds empowerment in a queer roller derby collective.
This free screening will be held at CommunityWise, 223 12th Ave SW.
TATTOO FUNDRAISER AT IMMACULATE CONCEPT
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 - 10am to 6pm
To wrap up our amazing week of events, we'll be down at Immaculate Concept all day. Come down and visit us, check out their shop, enter for some great raffle prizes, eat at a great food truck, and, of course get a great tattoo.
Proceeds from all the tattoos done on this day got to benefit our programs and scholarships We're so grateful to the shop and all its artists for giving their time so generously and all their support.