Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning or straight ally youth? Want more tools to make YOUR school safer and defeat bullying?
Join us at ENS on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at The Big Red Church in Fresno for a day of powerful workshops, insightful speakers, an LGBTQ Resource Fair, and a youth dance!
WHAT: Every year, ENS brings together more than 100 LGBTQ youth activists and straight allies from around the Central Valley who are dedicated to creating safe schools and defeating homophobia and transphobia in the Central Valley.
WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 9:00am to 9:00pm
WHERE: Big Red Church of Fresno
2131 N Van Ness Blvd.
Fresno, CA 93704
WHO: We encourage high school and middle school students, teachers, school administrators, parents, GSA advisors and organizations working in support of LGBTQ youth, to join us and learn about youth activism, leadership and how to make our Central Valley schools safer for all!
I want to attend!
YOUTH - Click HERE to register!
ADULTS - Click HERE to register!
In order to participate, you must also download, sign, and bring this form to ENS. Youth under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the form.
I want to be a part of the LGBTQ Resource Fair! Non-profits and local business can register to have a table at the Resource Fair. Space is limited! Sign up now!
I want to present a workshop! Download and submit the proposal application no later than February 8th to Dawn-Marie via email: email@example.com. Our youth steering committee will review and select workshops by February 11th.
I want to volunteer! Sign up to volunteer and make the event a success! Make sure you mark yourself as a volunteer on the form.
ENS aims to promote a deeper understanding of LGBTQ issues in a fun, yet respectful, environment. All attendees are expected to maintain a respectful attitude towards each other and be sensitive to the issues presented at the conference. By registering online, or at the event, you understand and agree to help make the conference fun, yet respectful, for everyone.
Expression Not Suppression 2012 was held on Saturday, March 24th at Big Red Church in Fresno and was a wonderful success for Central Valley youth! Click here to read a full recap of the day's events.
The featured speaker was Yosimar Reyes, a two-spirit poet/activist based out of San Jose, Ca. His style has been described as “A brave and vulnerable voice that shines on the issues affecting queer immigrant youth and the many disenfranchised communities in the U.S. and throughout the world.” Click here to visit Yosimar Reyes' website!
Expression Not Suppression 2011 was held on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The youth conference included speakers,workshops and a youth dance and drag show.
Featured Speakers Included:
Andrew McIntosh, openly gay collegiate athlete, featured in “The Advocate” and “OUT” magazines.
Robin McGehee, LBGT Rights Activist, co-founder of GetEqual.org, and one of “The Advocate” magazines people of the 2010 year.
Tabling Organizations Included:
Peter Robertson,The Bulldog Pride Fund
Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project
Matt Mazzei, The Rainbow Delegation.org
The Trevor Project
Youth Workshops Presented Included: