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Friday, February 10 • 09:00 - 10:00
Creating safe spaces: Using arts to explore and affirm LGBTQ youth identities

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The arts can be a safe haven for many youth, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer. This presentation explores ways in which arts-based education can help sexual and gender minority youth explore identity, build resilience, and find community through spaces such as gay-straight alliances and Camp fYrefly, which is summer youth leadership retreat that has been operating in Alberta for over 13 years. Learn how arts-informed, community-based education can help to reveal, resist, and redeploy hetero and gendernormative discourses and their impact on the lives of LGBTQ and allied youth.

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Dr. Kris Wells

Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta
Dr. Kristopher Wells is an Assistant Professor and iSMSS Faculty Director, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. With Dr. Andre P. Grace he is the Co-Founder of Camp fYrefly, which is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority youth. Kris is the author of the Alberta Government’s new homophobic and transphobic bullying and gay-straight alliance resources.

Friday February 10, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Citadel Theatre: The club 9828 101A Avenue Northwest Edmonton
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 160
  • Chairperson Michael Tyron - Sturgeon #27
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English