June 13, 2008

QUEERIOSITY
Youth Speaks
LGBT Community Center – 2nd Floor
6:00pm
Free

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Meilani Clay

Now in its 11 year, Youth Speaks is proud to present its annual Queeriosity event. An intergenerational evening of spoken word, hip-hop theater, song and dance, Queeriosity catalyzes pride week with a charged evening highlighting LGBTQ youth voice and the power of the word.

Bringing people together of all backgrounds, Queeriosity, at its core, celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of our LGBTQ poet family members.

Queeriosity is a night of performance exploration, and a bonding of artists around issues concerning same sex relationships, questioning sexuality, queer culture, life style and conversations around society in general. This evening breaks down the barriers of differences and asks important questions about our common humanity and same-ness. One of our most important events of the year, Queeriosity promises to empower voices for social change.

youthsman
Terry Taplin

About – Youth Speaks

History

Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Presenters of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series, and more, Youth Speaks also offers a comprehensive slate of literary arts education programs during the school day and the after-school hours, and conducts numerous publications and youth development programs. All told, Youth Speaks works with 45,000 teens per year in the Bay Area alone, and has created partner programs in 36 cities across the United States.

Mission

Youth Speaks empowers the next generation of leaders, self-defined artists, and visionary activists through written and oral literacies. We challenge youth to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of social change.

Vision

Shift perceptions of youth by combating illiteracy, alienation, and silence to create a global movement of brave new voices bringing the noise from the margins to the core.