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VIDA [X]

LGBTQ+ TRAINING SERIES

VISIBLE + INCLUSIVE + DIVERSE + AFFIRMING + INTERSECTIONAL

 

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth and Intersectionality

 

VIDA X is an annual conference featuring topics centered around creating diverse, inclusive, and affirming communities that support and bring visibility to LGBTQ+ youth. This event is for youth, parents, practitioners, community members, and those who work with creating safe and supportive spaces.

 

This year, we are offering two conference dates! Workshops will be different on each day.

 

Day one is intended for adults, inclusive of parents, professionals, community members, leaders, and more.  Thursday is about adult allyship — understanding, compassion, and education.

Day two is for youth and adult allies. Friday is about uplifting youth voices. Keep in mind that workshops on this day are geared for youth, youth-led and youth-oriented.

 

DAY ONE FOR ADULTS (Virtual on Zoom):

Thursday, June 10, 2021

9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Link to online events will be emailed to registrants after registration.

DAY TWO FOR YOUTH AND ADULT ALLIES (In-Person in Schaumburg)

Friday, June 11, 2021

3:15 — 9:00 PM

Trickster Cultural Center | 190 S. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193

Click here for directions! 

 

COST: FREE

 

PRESENTERS

Commissioner Kevin Morrison

Cook County 15th District

Fallon Fox,

Former MMA Athlete and Trans Advocate

Molly Pinta

Pinta Pride Project

Bob Pinta

Pinta Pride Project

Hanna Wright

Kenneth Young Center

Anton X

Kenneth Young Center

Krupa Patel

Kenneth Young Center

Robin Coyhn

Chicago Therapy Collective

HRC Youth Ambassadors

and many more!

SCHEDULES:

DAY ONE: for Adults

Thursday, June 10, 2021 from (9:00 — 12:00 PM)

 
 

9:00a-9:15a

Opening Remarks - Cook County Commissioner  Kevin Morrision

9:20a-10:05a

Workshop Session A 

LGBTQ+ 101 - Bob Pinta and Hanna Wright

Best Ways to Support Trans Youth - Jennifer + Nancy

Being an Ally - HRC

10:20a-11:05a

Workshop Session B

Neurodivergency and LGBTQ+ People - Grey Anstiss, Krupa Patel, and Sherrine Peyton

Hire Trans Now: Making Trans-Affirming Workplace Policies - Chicago Therapy Collective

Faith-Based Panel - led by Marrianne Rogenski

11:15a-12:00p

Youth Ambassadors Mental Health Panel - HRC

DAY TWO: For Youth & Adult Allies

Friday, June 11, 2021 (3:15 — 9:00 PM) 

3:15P-3:40P

WELCOME ADDRESS - Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrision

3:45P-4:15P

Workshop Session A

Let's End Biphobia - Molly Pinta

3:20P-4:50P

Workshop Session B

Queer-Affirming Sexual Health Education - Anton X and Northwest CASA

4:55P-5:25P

Workshop Session C

Two Spirit Talking Circle - Robin Coyhn

5:30P-6:30P

Keynote Speaker
Fallon Fox - Former MMA Athlete and Trans Advocate 

Fallon is a trans trailblazer whom Outsports called "the bravest athlete in history." Fallon will speaking and signing autographs. 

6:30P-9:00P

Youth After-Party

All youth and adults are invited to join us for our VIDA X After Party happening right after the youth workshops. Pride festivities will continue with games, music, drag performances, food, discounts at local businesses, community art projects, and helpful resources. 

SPONSORED BY:

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Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services in partnership with the Chicago Community Trust, the Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS-SUPR), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).