April events at YouthOUTright

Full announcement from Youth OUTright:

ASHEVILLE, NC…March 10, 2014…Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., welcomes April with great programming. Programs are held every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Asheville. Plus, YO’s monthly expressive arts program is happening WEEKLY on Thursdays from 5-6:30 pm at our regular space in FCUCC at 20 Oak Street. Self-expression can be scary, so at Youth OUTright, we’ve developed ways for youth–especially LGBTQ youth and their allies–to find and express their voices without fear of judgment. April’s ‘Express YO-Self’ programs will build on March and can potentially lead to the development of some performances (spoken word, story-telling, poetry, prose) over time.

Thursday, 4/3:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps! YO is beginning a project which will eventually lead to a variety of performances–all based on true life stories! April Express YO-Self will consist of storytelling sessions where participants can interview or be interviewed (or just witness the process).

Sunday, 4/6:
Fair Housing–ABCRC will come talk to YO about the Fair Housing Act and how to identify and respond to discrimination–even if you do not feel you are a ‘protected’ class under law.

Thursday, 4/10:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps! (See 4/3 for description)

Sunday, 4/13:
Let’s talk about Prom! We’re entering prom season, so we’re going to talk about issues around proms, safety tips, and update you on ‘It’s YO Prom: Be Fabulous!’

Thursday, 4/17:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps! (See 4/3 for description.)

Sunday, 4/20:
One of YO’s fave performers–Andi Espenshade–will talk about performing gender–through an exciting session on body language, posture and movement

Thursday, 4/24:
Express YO-Self–Story Corps! (See 4/3 for description.)

Sunday, 4/27:
Movie night–Stonewall Uprising–Told by Stonewall patrons, reporters and the cop who led the raid, Stonewall Uprising recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy and even lobotomies; public service announcements warned youngsters against predatory homosexuals, and police entrapment was rampant. At the height of this oppression, the cops raided Stonewall, triggering nights of pandemonium with tear gas, clubs, and a small army of tactical police. The rest is history. (Karen Cooper, Director, Film Forum)


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