Youth Organizing in California

LGBTQ+ youth of color in California are organizing for student rights in state legislation, advocating for the implementation of existing non-discrimination laws, and building their collective power. We work with organizations across the state to achieve these goals. Our current partnerships include:

  • Youth Organize California (YO!Cali): Co-founded with Movement Strategy Center and Californians for Justice, Yo!Cali a coalition of 11 organizations that work collaboratively to carry out a statewide youth organizing strategy with a focus on reforming school discipline policies that push youth of color out of school and into the criminal justice system.
  • Dignity in Schools Campaign California (DSC CA): DSC CA is a coalition that currently includes 16 organizations from across the state. Our goal over the next two years is to deepen grassroots community-based understanding of the historical role and future implications of school discipline, the relationship between schools and law enforcement, and the dehumanizing impact of the public education system and expand our movement’s political opportunities to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, repair the intergenerational harm it has caused, and craft systemic alternatives for multiple generations.

Membership Meeting - October 7th (4-6pm)

Join us for bi-monthly membership meetings where GSA club leaders from across California are invited to gather (virtually), learn and receive resources to take back to their GSAs! We invite up to 2 members from your club to represent your school, participate and weigh in on statewide Trans and Queer (LGBTQ+) issues! Together we will build community, form new connections across the state to level up our Trans and Queer youth power! Make sure to register for each meeting using the form below! Once you register we will email you the meeting information. This semester, membership meetings take place October 7th and December 2nd 4:00pm - 6:00pm. For any questions please email california@gsanetwork.org - We hope to see you there!

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Fields with an asterisk (*) are required. You must be 13 years of age or older to complete this form.
If you are unsure of your expected graduation year, use this guide: 12th grade = 2022, 11th grade = 2023, 10th grade = 2024, 9th grade = 2025, 8th grade = 2026

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