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On Saturday, October 6, 2013, Grinnell College will host the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Summit for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied youth. Middle school, high school, college and university students from all corners of Iowa will be attending, along with students from South Dakota, Missouri and Nebraska.

The theme of the 2012 summit is “The Art of Advocacy,” with workshops about political advocacy; youth rights; the use of art in social movements; how to advocate for oneself, and the intersection of multiple identities, including as race, gender, dis/ability.

In addition to these workshops, students will have opportunities for networking, discussing strategies for effective student leadership, engaging in conversations about Gay Straight Alliance club programming, and more. Grinnell College students, One Iowa and Iowa Pride Network staff are among those facilitating workshops and discussions.

Iowa Pride Network empowers students to stop bullying, homophobia, transphobia and hate in high schools and colleges by supporting gay-straight alliance (GSA) clubs and providing leadership opportunities and organizing projects centered on social justice.

For more information about the 2012 Leadership Summit, please contact Dana Stuehling, Iowa Pride Network Outreach Coordinator, at dana@iowapridenetwork.org or 515-471-8063.




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