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.
Youth Membership Meeting (California only)
This event is part of our California program and is only open to California youth. Non-California registrants will not receive meeting information.
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 on February 3rd, April 7th, and June 9th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm via Zoom.
For any questions please contact the representatives for your region. Connect with us on social media below.
Inland Valley & Greater SoCal – 213.788.2937
LA County – 213.349.1459