School’s Out Washington’s Bridge Conference is taking place Oct. 24-25. You must be registered with School’s Out Washington in order to attend.


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Monday, October 24 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop A2: At Our Table: Being in Spaces By Marginalized Communities For Marginalized Communities

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If you work with youth, young adults, or want to create a meaningful space for yourself and those you work with to come together and experience QTIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Color) joy and connection, this is a great workshop to attend. We will discuss how this program came to be, how it has evolved over the years, and the positive outcomes for participants.  

In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from some of Oasis Youth Center's QTIPOC youth, volunteers, and staff about their experience in this program and the importance of having spaces specifically for this community. Additionally, we will share about the impact affinity groups can have, especially for folks who are a part of exploited and excluded communities from the past and present.
There will also be opportunities to engage in group discussions with regard to implementation and barriers to creating a program like ours at Oasis so we can build a network of resources to bridge the gap between illuminating the need for these spaces, imagining, and becoming.

You will leave this space feeling empowered and inspired to cultivate and foster spaces that provide an authentic sense of community for youth and adults to thrive through connection!

STARS Credit offered for attendance at this session.

avatar for Daniel Ensley

Daniel Ensley

Senior Drop-In Coordinator, Lead Outreach & Training Coordinator, Oasis Youth Center
Daniel Ensley he/they pronounsDaniel is a Queer, Transmasculine, person of color. Daniel has been with Oasis Youth Center for four years and is a Senior Drop-In Coordinator. He is the lead staff for the leadership development program Youth Council, a co-lead for the QTIPOC (Queer... Read More →
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Siggy Frank

Program Manager, Oasis Youth Center
I have been involved in Oasis for over 15 years. First as a youth member, then as a volunteer and now as part of the staff team. I primarily work on our drop-in programming but also assist youth with advocacy services. My main areas of focus are our satellite locations and our Queer/Trans/Intersex... Read More →

Monday October 24, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Room 317, Greater Tacoma Convention Center