Homo-ween Homocoming

homocomingIt’s Stonewall Youth’s annual Homocoming Dance!

This year’s theme is ~Homoween~. Come in your spookiest attire for lots of fun, snacks, dancing, and more! RSVP on our Facebook event.

This event is for LGBTQ+ youth 21 and under, and their allies, and it is FREE!

The dance will be located at 112 State Ave. NE, Olympia WA.

Tell all your friends! Bring all your friends! Dance with all your friends! Take pictures with all your friends and random people!

There will be an OPEN MIC starting at 8:30pm!

The space is ADA accessible! SOBER space, no alcohol, drugs, firearms, or weapons of any kind.

We are looking for adult age volunteers! Please send an e-mail to ruby@stonewallyouth.org if you are interested in volunteering!

For more information about the event or to voice concerns, e-mail us at: info@stonewallyouth.org or call us at (360) 705-2738.

Visit our website at www.stonewallyouth.org or visit our facebookwww.facebook.com/stonewallyouth for more information about us!

Monthly Community Potluck! (#7)

potluckWe invite YOU to join us at our monthly intergenerational community potluck! LGBTQ+ folks and respectful allies of all ages are welcome. RSVP on the Facebook event!

As usual, Stonewall Youth will provide some yummy main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share. This is a great time to show off that amazing dish you make, or to experiment with cooking fabulous new recipes!

Don’t stress if you’re not able to bring anything or only have time to sprint into the store to pick up chips & dip or some non-alcoholic beverages to share! The important thing is that you show up and feast in community with us. No alcohol, please.

We’ll be asking for donations to cover our costs. We’re counting on folks with financial resources to help cover the costs of providing food to youth and other folks in our community who are struggling financially. Any additional income will be applied to the costs of providing our many regular programs for LGBTQ+ youth.

Stonewall Youth is committed to making these monthly potlucks a safer place for all in our community, particularly youth, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, low-income folks, and elders. Bring your respect! (See our event post for guidance on what we mean about a “safer place.”)

Hope to see you there ♥

Friday the 13th Open Mic!

An open mic for LGBTQQIAA+ Youth to share their singing/writing talent.

There will be a short writing workshop before the Open Mic based on the month and day in which this event takes place on (Friday the 13th). Regular drop-ins will be held from 4-6pm, and the open mic will be from 6-8pm on Friday October 13th.

The host of the Event will be our new Youth Intern, Cameron Michalak!!

This type of thing will be happening monthly through December, hosted by Cameron. Keep posted for the next dates.

Glitter Camp 2017

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Glitter Camp is Stonewall Youth’s almost-annual retreat for LGBTQ+ youth 21 & under, Stonewall staff, volunteers and Board members. LGBTQ+ youth who’ve never attended Stonewall’s programs are welcome!
In order to go, please fill out the following application: https://tinyurl.com/GlitterCamp2017

In addition, you will need to fill out and return the permission slip located on our website, on the Facebook event page, or at our office. You can return this in person or to ruby@stonewallyouth.org

At camp, there will be youth-led workshops, an open mic, free time, plenty of great food, opportunities for nature walks, storytelling, and sitting by a cozy fire. We spend some time visioning Stonewall’s future programs, as well as engaging in community building, anti-oppression, and self-care centered activities. We’ll all share the pleasure of cooking, eating, and cleaning together.

Glitter Camp takes place at the Sound View Camp and Retreat Center, in the Calvinwood building. More information can be found here: http://www.soundviewcamp.com/camp-spaces/

We will be carpooling to camp from the Stonewall Youth office. We will leave at 5pm on Friday, Oct 6th and return to the Stonewall office at 12:30pm on Monday Oct. 9th.

Glitter Camp is FREE for all attendees, though we could certainly use donations to cover our costs!

If you can’t stay the entire weekend, we may be able to arrange transportation from Olympia on Saturday or Sunday for people who just want to come for the day.

We are excited to see you at camp!!!!! If you are interested in facilitating an activity or being involved in the planning process, come to drop-ins on Fridays or contact Ruby at ruby@stonewallyouth.org.

RSVP on Facebook HERE!

For more information about Stonewall Youth, visit our website at www.stonewallyouth.org or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StonewallYouth

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Stonewall Youth is hiring TWO new youth Program Directors! (Must be age 21 or under to apply).

We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our staff collective from FOUR people (2 youth & 2 adults) to FIVE people (3 youth and 2 adults). We’re hiring two new people right now because one of our current youth staff members, Ruby Harrison-Clay, is moving on to new adventures in November after doing AMAZING work at Stonewall for two years.

If you’re interested and are age 21 or under, please submit a resume, a cover letter via email by 5pm on September 1st to be considered for the positions.  We request that applicants commit to at least 18 months. Please note that while you must be 21 or under when you are hired, you can still hold the position if/when you become older than 21.  PLEASE SEE THE TWO-PAGE JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The two new youth Program Directors will work collaboratively with other youth and adult staff collective members to develop, coordinate, and maintain youth-centered programming that is accountable to Stonewall Youth’s mission, vision and values.  This collaboration will be highly youth-led. There is an adult Program Director, whose primary role is to support the youth Directors.

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Zine Project Release/Reading/Open Mic!

20953831_10155051373292746_2476771715260262744_nStonewall Youth is hosting weekly writing workshops: July 31, August 7, 25, 28, Sept. 1 from 5-7pm. Workshops are open to all LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under. Contact ruby@stonewallyouth.org for more information.

These creative writing pieces, encompassing queer experiences, feelings, fan-fiction, poetry, prose, and more, will be compiled into a zine published by Stonewall Youth and released on September 1. We will host a reading of some pieces from the zine, as well as an open mic open to all LGBTQ+ youth ages 21 and under, from 6-8pm on September 1st. 

Everyone is welcome to the performance. We will be collecting donations and selling copies of the zine ♥

RSVP to the FB event HERE!

Community Potluck #6 – Queer & Trans Legacy Building

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This month’s intergenerational potluck will focus on queer and trans legacy building among youth, elders, and everyone in between, to strengthen and care for our community. We will be watching some relevant videos to learn from and discuss.

As usual, Stonewall Youth will provide some yummy main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share. This is a great time to show off that amazing dish you make, or to experiment with cooking fabulous new recipes!

Don’t stress if you’re not able to bring anything or only have time to sprint into the store to pick up chips & dip or some non-alcoholic beverages to share! The important thing is that you show up and feast in community with us. No alcohol, please.

We’ll be asking for donations to cover our costs. We’re counting on folks with financial resources to help cover the costs of providing food to youth and other folks in our community who are struggling financially. Any additional income will be applied to the costs of providing our many regular programs for LGBTQ+ youth.

Stonewall Youth is committed to making these monthly potlucks a safer place for all in our community, particularly youth, LGBTQ+ folks, people of color, low-income folks, and elders. Bring your respect! (See our FB event post for guidance on what we mean about a “safer place.”)

Hope to see you there ♥

Camping Trip from Aug. 21-23

Stonewall Youth is going camping! We are so excited!

On August 21st, we are going to Boardman Group Campsite, a campsite (the only one!) on the Stillaguamish River, near Mt. Baker. It is roughly a two and a half hour drive from Stonewall. We will meet on Aug. 21st at 10am at Stonewall Youth to carpool there, and will be returning on August 23rd around 12pm. See the Facebook event for more info.

For all youth attending, a permission slip (attached below) and application (link HERE) needs to be turned in by August 14th. The permission slip and application will be made available at Stonewall and on this page. It can either be emailed to lili@stonewallyouth.org, or dropped off at Stonewall.

Please bring all the essential supplies: (see list below). If you have extra supplies, or have a large tent (we’d love to be able to find a 8-10+ person tent for youth to share!) please contact Lili as soon as possible, at lili@stonewallyouth.org or through Stonewall Youth’s Facebook message. We’re trying to build a solid selection of supplies for youth that don’t have any/are unable to purchase them before the trip.

We are also looking for volunteers! Drivers especially. Please let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested in volunteering during our camping trip. Being a driver isn’t a neccesity but would be greatly appreciated.

Stonewall will provide food and some snacks, but bring some if you’re able too, especially to share!

What to bring:
Tent
Sleeping Bag/Blankets
Pillow
Sleeping Mat/Air Mattress/Cot
Clothing
Toiletries
Any necessary medication
Headlamp/Flashlight/Lantern
Extra Batteries
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
Water Bottle

SUPER OPTIONAL:
Camping Chair
Snacks/Food/Drinks
Fishing Gear
Camera

Things that would totally help Stonewall Youth out if you brought some:
Firewood
Water (the campsite doesn’t provide any!)
Snacks to share

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