Expression Not Suppression Conference

Registration is OPEN!

 Saturday April, 22 2017

We are excited to invite you to the upcoming Expression Not Suppression (ENS), a one-day, free annual conference hosted in Fresno, the heart of the Central Valley.
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About ENS

ENS brings together 100+ trans and queer youth who are dedicated to creating safe schools and healthy communities in the Central Valley. Participants have the opportunity to attend empowering workshops that address topics like learning about LGBTQ+ rights youth have in schools, grassroots organizing, disrupting the gender binary, comprehensive and inclusive sex-ed, how to have a kick-ass GSA club, and much more! 

All participants, workshop presenters, tabling organizations and volunteers must complete an Event Release/Photo Release Form. You will be taken to the release forms upon completion of registration. Anyone under the age of 18 must have the form signed by Parent/Guardian.

When: Saturday April 22, 2017 from 8:00am-8:00pm. 

Where: Wesley United Methodist Church at 1343 E. Barstow Avenue Fresno, CA 93710

Cost: FREE! This conference is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Fun: The end of the day will be concluded with a drag/talent show, dance, and social. 

ENS aims to promote a deeper understanding of racial, gender and sexualities 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. We highly encourage online registration, as on-site registration is limited. This conference is an amazing opportunity to build community and find support and needed resources.

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Past Events

Expression Not Suppression 2016

ENS 2016 was one of our most successful conferences yet! Amazing guest speakers, empowering workshops, and unforgettable performances, we can't wait to share the fun with you at the next one. Link coming soon. 

Expression Not Suppression 2013

Expression Not Suppression 2013 was a huge success for Central Valley youth! Click here to read a recap of the day.

Expression Not Suppression 2012

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

Expression Not Suppression 2011 was a huge success! Link with recap coming soon.