March programs at Youth OUTright
Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., dives into March 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. March activities will give youth the opportunity to use digital media to tell their stories or those of important people in their lives. In April, we will learn more about what it means to find your “voice” in creative ways.
“Growing up queer and trying to figure out how to navigate that identity in predominantly heterosexual spaces like school, work, and at home, I often felt like my voice and my experiences weren’t heard or valued. Understanding my sexuality was made more difficult by the fact that I lacked a space to talk about it. Express YO-Self is important to me because queer youth so desperately need and deserve a safe space not only to tell their story, but a space where they feel like that story matters.”—UNCA student, Annie Lyon
Sunday 3/2: Movie night
Thursday 3/6: Express YO-Self: Film/digital media project
Sunday 3/9: Nicole Townsend, founder of the Color Me Brown Project, will talk about the documentary and mission: “to empower and support the Black and Latino communities as well as strengthen and inform its allies.”
Thursday 3/13:Express YO-Self: Film/digital media project
Sunday 3/16: Local poet Colette Heiser will lead YO through another awesome Spoken Word workshop! No Experience necessary!
Thursday 3/20:Express YO-Self: Film/digital media project
Sunday 3/23:Nina Rajagopalan from Planned Parenthood will talk to YO about Healthy Relationships. Bring your questions–Nina’s an expert!
Thursday 3/27: Express YO-Self: Film/digital media project
Sunday 3/30: Free night/Game night!