Date(s) - 01/23/2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives

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Identity through Storytelling: Queer Youth Identity in Media and Community

There’s a lot of talk about civic engagement and responsibility today, and for good reason, but what does that mean for queer youth? What can queer youth do to make a change or talk about their own issues when there seem to be so many different sources for everything?

Dean Strauss and Serene Arena, Civic Media grad students at Columbia College, are hosting meetups as part of building a project that connects and engages with Chicago-based LGBTQIA+ young people (16-24) and their civic interests/concerns. They are in the first phases of holding listening sessions, with the goal to then co-create together possible solutions to things that come up in those conversations. The idea is to build a toolkit that can be used by young people themselves to continue the conversations.

The next meet-up will be Thursday, January 23, 6:30-7:30 pm at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60626 (in the Howard Brown Health Clark building).

Following is a survey for those who are interested in being a part of things but cannot join in person: