LGBT Community Center: A special guest from the Pride Center of the Bluegrass Community Center Task force will update us on what’s brewing for a Center in Asheville and ask us what we think. Youth will have a chance to offer suggestions and opinions on what they think Asheville needs most.
Drag Panel: The cast of Kings and Queens will share their most fabulous stories of becoming and being Asheville’s own drag superstars!
Lise Kloeppel and students from UNCA’s Queer Youth Theatre class will bring their craft and their creativity to YO. Youth will have a chance to learn more about the project and experience what YO’s collaboration with the UNCA class may be like.
Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Advocacy Project: Peggy Weill from WNCAP will come talk to YO about advocacy–what it is and how to do it well! Youth will get to talk about what matters most to them and will learn how to create change. This meeting will begin a multi-part project where youth will get to identify an issue, choose an approach, take action and witness the results.
Young Voices Preview/rehearsal. Performers for the September 11 Young Voices event will share their performances with YO youth this Sunday. This is a chance for performers to rehearse their pieces, shake off their jitters, and give YO youth a preview of what September 11 will look like.
Trans* History timeline. During this activity, participants will get to see major developments in trans* history and try their hand at placing them on a timeline. This might be the most interesting (and surprising) history lesson you’ve ever had!
UNCA Students from the Queer Youth Theatre course will visit YO and present activities.
Movie night: TBA