Meeting Schedule:

 Sunday youth meetings are 4:00 – 6:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville, unless otherwise indicated. Express YO-Self!  Calling all performers for Open Mic night at YO! YO’s expressive arts program is running an open mic night on the last Thursday of the month this summer (May-August).   Each month a variety of local LGBTQ personalities will host our Thursday night open mic.  Check our Facebook page for locations and announcements. Monthly youth meetings in Hendersonville have been cancelled until further notice.  The LGBT film series will be incorporated into the weekly Asheville meetings.   Click Youth for more information about our meetings and for directions to FCUCC or call Al Murray, Youth Programs Coordinator at 828.785.3621.

  

August 2014

Sunday 8/3:
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.

Sunday 8/10:
Drag Panel:  The cast of Kings and Queens will share their most fabulous stories of becoming and being Asheville’s own drag superstars!

Sunday 8/17:
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.

Sunday 8/24:
Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sunday 8/31:
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.

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 September 2014

Sunday 9/7:
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.

Sunday 9/14:
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!

Sunday 9/21:
UNCA Students from the Queer Youth Theatre course will visit YO and present activities.

Sunday 9/28:
Movie night: TBA

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