Stonewall Youth Community Potluck

 

Hey y’all!

Join us May 11th at Stonewall Youth Community Center from 6 to 8pm to enjoy food, community, and discuss the Legacy of the Stonewall Inn Riots. This year we are in celebration and commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots of 1969.

At the potluck, we will be showing videos explaining the riots and their historical importance to the LGBTQ+ community today.

If you feel that you are food secure and are able to bring food — we encourage that you do! This potluck is an all ages event and is also open to folks who don’t identify as LGBTQ+.

Bring your friends! Bring yourself! Bring your (chosen) family! Stonewall would love to have you for a night of great food and conversation.

For more information about this potluck or future events please email: info@stonewallyouth.org

Spring Quarter Fellowships at Stonewall

If there is programming you want to see at Stonewall Youth, skills you want to teach others, administrative duties you want to learn and assist with, or anything relating to Stonewall Youth you want to get involved in; a fellowship might be a good choice for you! Fellowships are long term (quarterly or longer) proposals you contract with Stonewall Youth to create. Fellowships can be almost anything including, but not limited to, support group, outreach, music programming, fundraising, event planning, social justice, social media, and administrative.  

If it is a project you are passionate about that will benefit the space, we would love to know about it and assist you in creating your vision! Fellowships are 3 hours of work a week. Past fellowships have included contracting to deep clean the space weekly, leading a workshop series on job readiness skills, assisting in the creation of a protest against “anti-transgender bathroom bills”, and creating a choir during our music Tuesday programming.

There are plenty of benefits to doing a fellowship outside of passion for the project. The first of these benefits is that Fellowships are paid. If you are accepted into our fellowship program, we provide a monthly stipend for your work. Fellowships also look great on your resume. Additionally, you can ask your fellowship supervisor for a recommendation for future jobs or school.  

If you are eager to be a part of a fellowship but are struggling to come up with or outline a project proposal, you can contact our fellowship supervisor, Jax, either during drop in hours or by e-mail at jax@stonewallyouth.org, feel free to make an appointment to outline/review your proposal. All applications must be turned in by Wednesday, April 17th at 7pm.  

Click here to see the application 

Please return applications in person, over e-mail to jax@stonewallyouth.org, or snail mail PO Box 7378
Olympia, WA 98507

Join Stonewall Youth and the Lavender Rights Project
for an information session focusing on the legal rights
of trans and queer youth.

The rights and voices of trans and queer youth will be centered, but folks of all ages are welcome!

This event is FREE and we also adore donations from those who are able to give 😉

Please contact Dusty LaMay with any questions, concerns,
or requests for accommodations by calling (206) 639-7955
or emailing dusty@lavenderrightsproject.org.

Welcome 2019 with our open mic event!

Come do poetry, music, singing, interpretive dance, acrobatics, prose…pretty much anything!

For youth ages 21 and under this event is FREE! For ages 22 and up, it is sliding scale $3-$10.

All proceeds will be going to keeping Stonewall Youth open, improving our space, and creating amazing programming for participants.

If you want to perform (please do!) There will be a screening period from 6:05 to 6:30 (the show will start soon after 6:30). This is simply to make sure the content of your performance doesn’t include some kind of hate. This can be, but is not limited to: homophobia, transphobia, racism, fatphobia, slut-shaming, ableism, ageism, and more. Please be ready to share with us what is in your performance, whether that is showing us a script, telling us about what you’re going to perform, or giving us a song title you will be covering so we can look up lyrics, etc. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with us on this to make our space and event as welcoming and awesome as possible !

For youth ages 21 and under this event is FREE! For ages 22 and up, it is sliding scale $3-$10. All proceeds will be going to keeping Stonewall Youth open, improving our space, and creating amazing programming for participants.

THIS IS A SOBER SPACE. Please do not bring drugs, alcohol, or come to the event intoxicated. You will be asked to leave if any of the above is discovered.

ADA accessibility: our main floor is ADA accessible and we prioritize keeping aisles clear for access. If you are in need of specific accommodations, we are more than happy to help, just send us a message!

So come on out, bring your new shit and show us what you got! And DON’T WORRY! Even if it isn’t new to you, it will be new to someone here I guarantee it! ♥

See you there!

Mondays at Stonewall Youth

CALLING ALL QTPOC YOUTH!

If you’re a youth who identifies as QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color, age 12-21 y/o), join Stonewall Youth for our ongoing drop-ins specifically for QTPOC youth.  We will have FREE food and beverages available for snacking. We’ll hang out, watch movies, play games, support each other, and so much more!  There’s a quiet space, a Biz Zone for working on the computers, a kitchen…THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! Come as you are.
Come and create a space that fits what YOU want to see for your community. What kind of things do you want to do together? What do you want from people as support? What kind of activities do you wish you could see specifically for QTPOC in this area?  
QTPOC Nights are 4-7pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Where: Stonewall Youth @ 112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501
p.s.: we borrowed the image used for this event from the QTPOC group at Penn State. Thanks, y’all!


    CALLING ALL LGBTQ+ YOUTH AGES 18-24!!!
You’re invited to join us for drop-ins for older youth on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month!
It’s up to us to make these drop-ins what we want to be. Sometimes we have a support group, sometimes we make art, sometimes we just chill and talk. What kind of things do you want to do together?  Stonewall Youth will provide the support we need to make it happen.
 When: 4pm-7pm on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month
Where: Stonewall Youth @ 112 State Ave NE, Olympia WA 98501
About the space: We are ADA accessible, safer space, sober space, and weapons-free.
We look forward to seeing you!
 

HEARTBREAK//HEARTTHROB FUNDRAISER DANCE (18+)

<3 Friday Feb. 15th 2019, 9pm-12am <3
Stonewall Youth is excited to announce our first ever 18+ event*. Right after Valentine’s Day, whether you are in love or not, come dance your heart out with us at our HEARTBREAK//HEARTTHROB DANCE. This is a fundraiser for Stonewall Youth and not only will there be great music and a dance floor we will also have a Bar Garden, a Polariod Photobooth (2 shots/$3), and Exclusive Stonewall Youth Merch! (t-shirts $10-25 and more). If you are 18-21 years old and LGBT+ entrance is free, if you are an Ally or 22+ entrance is sliding scale $3-15 at the door. If you are unable to attend but still would like to donate click here!
 
*All attendees must show a form of ID that proves they are 18 years or older, upon entrance.

Stonewall Youth is Hiring! Come work with us!

Stonewall Youth is hiring for two Youth Programming Staff positions (you must be 21 or younger at the time of hire), a Programming Outreach Director and a Lead Drop In Director. Applications for both positions are due January 31 at 5pm.

The Programming Outreach Director will be responsible for organizational and youth advocacy, outreach, social media, and collaboration with the 3 other spectacular Youth Programming Staff to form youth at the center programming. Click here for more details on the position!

The Lead Drop In Director will staff all Drop In hours, engage and advocate for youth, and collaborate with the 3 other amazing Youth Programming Staff to form youth at the center programming. Click here for more details on the position!

If you intend on applying for both Program Director positions, you may and we strongly encourage that you submit two separate cover letters that focus on the individual positions.

Winter Potluck for the Whole Community!

Join Stonewall Youth for our quarterly all-ages community potluck!

Take a break from December’s busyness to celebrate winter with us!  We’ll play games, eat good food, watch some cute videos, tell some jokes, relax and hang out with each other.

At the potluck, Stonewall Youth will provide some main course dishes as well as a few sides, and you’re encouraged to bring something tasty to share.

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.

It’s free! Of course, we will be delighted if you want to donate some funds to help us cover the costs of the event.

Stonewall Youth is committed to making these monthly potlucks a safer place for all in our community, particularly LGBTQ+ folks, youth, people of color, elders, and low-income folks. Bring your respect!

Trans Day of Needs on Nov. 24

Big Thanks to Tali Jones for organizing Olympia’s first Trans Day of Needs!

The fall and winter is a hard time for a lot of trans folx. You have Trans Day of Remembrance, the holidays, the lack of sun and all that fucking rain. It is easy to get lost and fall into a depression and feel separated from not only the community but from yourself.

You have needs and Tali Jones and friends are here to give you that help this year with Olympia’s first Trans Day of Needs. This event will be providing you all with the necessary things needed to survive the rest of 2018.

When: Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3-8pm

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church at 1925 Boulevard Rd SE, Olympia WA 98501

They will be giving away:
-Free binders and breast forms
-Comfort food
-Watching movies
-Making pillow/blanket forts
-giving away prizes
-providing participants with a swag bag with items like makeup, brushes, razors, coloring books, lotions, tinctures, and tea.

This event is a safe space. We WILL center Transwomen of Color and ask that no drugs or alcohol be brought on the premises as it is a church and we want to be respectful of the space and those struggling with chemical dependency.

The event is ADA accessible and volunteers and donations are welcomed.

All physical donations can be brought to YWCA of Olympia Monday-Thursday between 10-4 pm. All monetary donations can be directed to this link: gf.me/u/m5977h

For more information, including carpooling info, go to the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2203133053305724/

Let’s Talk About It

Join Stonewall Youth Olympia and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest as they co-present a discussion on trans folx and reproductive health care. Folx of all genders and identities (including cis-gendered allies actively working on ally-ship) are invited to attend; however, we ask that you be mindful of your presence in the space. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: This event will be facilitated by queer and trans folx. The event space has gender-neutral bathrooms.