True Colors Conference and Activist Institute

Starting Date: 03-18-2005
Ending Date: 03-19-2005
Address

Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, Connecticut 06050
United States
888-565-5551
Description
True Colors XII Conferences "Out of the Rainbow, Out of the Box," is the largest conference in the nation that addresses the issues of sexual minority youth and families! This year's conference will be held Friday, March 18, 2005 and Saturday, March, 19, 2005.

GET ORGANIZED FOR ACTION!!!!
True Colors, Inc will be holding its 2nd annual Activist Institute "Get Organized for Action." If you want to build your toolbox with skills for change, Don't miss this event.

'05 ACTIVIST INSTITUTE CORE
FRIDAY WORKSHOPS
Dynamics that Govern Social Movements. Presented by Netfa Freeman, Director of the Social Leadership & Action School for Activists in Washington, D.C.

Organizing for Change. (A High School only workshop teaching Midwest Academy and Center for Third World Organizing models for social change). Presented by Lynly Egyes, GLSEN.

How to Build the Grassroots Operation You Want and Need! (Focusing on building sustainable leadership) Presented by Adam Nicholsen, Program Coordinator for Love Makes a Family.

Direct Action Strategies, Presented by Erin Havens-Activist Institute Coordinator & Lucas Shapiro, National Organizer for the Young Democratic Socialists.

Multi-Issue Organizing: The Importance of Solidarity. (Focusing on solidarity and coalition building). Presented by Lucas Shapiro, National Organizer of Young Democratic Socialists.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
Nonviolence Part One: Exploring Nonviolent Action. Presented by Joanne Sheehan, Chair of the War Resisters League International.

Nonviolence Part Two: Nonviolent Strategy Building. Presented by Joanne Sheehan.

Equality Knocks: Canvass Training. Presented by Sarahi Almonte, Program Coordinator for Love Makes a Family.

Troubleshooting for Activists-A Guide to Campaign Strategies. A panel of activiss-Netfa Freeman, Adam Nicholsen, Lucas Shapiro and more Facilitated by Erin Havens.

PLUS Workshop Alternatives targeting GSA creation and development, antiracism, transfeminism, electoral politics, and legislative activism.

True Colors Conference Background Information:
Last year more than 1,500 people attended the conference on Friday alone and there were 192 different workshops offered during the two day conference.

Conference workshops address maintaining GSAs, trans-inclusion, safer sex, healthy relationships, coming out, performance arts, and many more workshops that address the interests of youth, college students, service providers, educators and community activists.


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Cost of attendance varies from youth rates $28 to adult rates $85. Scholarships and Work Exchanges are also available!

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