Two members of the Queer Youth Advisory Board (QYAB) took part in GSA Network’s National Gathering held in Washington, DC. According to the GSA Network website,”The goal of the National Gathering is to support the GSA movement across the country and expand it to include even more states, cities and towns.” While attending National Gathering, QYAB members Audri Ingram and Anna C. Davis attended workshops ranging on topics including: the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Racial and Economic Justice, and Strategic Planning. Audri and Anna also facilitated a workshop on Gender Identity and Gender Expression. In the coming months, MSSC will be working more closely with GSA Network on a number of topics in Mississippi.
For more information on National Gathering and GSA Network please visit their website at http://www.gsanetwork.org/
from the GSA Network site:
“The National Gathering welcomes 55 to 75 participants each year. About two-thirds of all participants are youth leaders. Skilled youth trainers facilitate the majority of the workshops at the National Gathering. Staff from various states also lead trainings.
GSA activists from states with organizational members in the National Association of GSA Networks are welcome to apply, as part of the GSA network in that state. Check the National Directory to find out if your state has an organizational member. If your state does not have a member, you can Start a GSA Network in your state. Please contact us. You may be eligible to attend.”