Stonewall Youth’s Speakers’ Bureau is made up of youth ages 21 and under who identify as GLBTQQIA. Members speak to audiences at schools, community organizations, social service agencies, and public events about their life experiences as LGBTQQIA youth, as well as present anti-oppression workshops on a variety of topics. Members of the Speakers’ Bureau learn how to facilitate workshops, plan events and also teaching tools such as popular education and theatre of the oppressed. Youth who want to participate in the Speakers’ Bureau will receive compensation for their time as well as weekly trainings.

If you are a teacher, a student, social worker, community member, or anyone who could use a training to improve your resources in your workplace, classroom or agency, we would be more than happy to set up a training for you. We create and facilitate anti-oppression workshops on a variety of topics, although we specialize on issues relevant to LGBTQQIA youth, such as (but not limited to):

•sexual violence and homophobia
•homophobia, transphobia, sexism and heterosexism 101
•systems of oppression
•how to be an ally
•anti-bullying
•homelessness among LGBTQQIA youth
•domestic violence and sexual assault in LGBTQQ youth communities
•LGBTQQIA youth in schools
•support and resources for GSA (“Gay/Straight Alliance”) school groups
•gender identity
•community building in groups

 

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Collective members EJ and Emily flyer for SASS 2015: Harm Reduction and Know Your Rights for Queer youth

 

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Jude, Avry, Eric and Sam giving an intersections of oppression workshop for GRuB


Sam, Jude and Brighton breaking down gender roles at North Thurston High School


For more information contact: SY Speakers Bureau at speakersbureau@stonewallyouth.org,