2:00 Welcome and Introductions

2:05  Criminalizing Race, Sexuality, and Youth
Michael Hames-Garcia, Ph.D.

2:25 Framing the Issues
Flor Bermudez, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal

2:45  Panel A: Cyberspace, Youth, Technology
“Social Justice Sexuality Project”
Jessie Daniels, Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY and  Juanita Bell, John Jay College, CUNY

“ A PAR Approach to Cyberempowerment in Youth Environments”
Gregory Donovan, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Psychology, CUNY-GC

Charisa K. Smith, J.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Children’s Studies Program CUNY and Staff Attorney, Advocates for Children of New York

3:30  Break

3:45  Institutional Conversations: Resisting the Criminalization of Youth, Sexuality, and Race Mini-Documentary: “The Story of Antjuanece Brown”

Panel B: Cross-Coast Youth Discussion: What are LGBT Youth of Color Facing?
Moderators: Michelle Maher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Antjuanece Brown, and Jolene Jenkins. Joined by youth in New York, NY and Portland, OR

5:00  Panel C: National Legal Landscape and LGBTQ Youth
“Racialized Gender Policing – LGBTQ Youth of Color in the Cross-Hairs”
Andrea J. Ritchie, J.D., Co-Coordinator, Streetwise and Safe

Kate Kendell, J.D., Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

“When Your Attorney May Be Your Enemy: How to Know and What to Do”
Sarah Valentine, J.D., Director of Student Affairs and Associate Professor, CUNY School of Law

6:15  Break

6:30  Concurrent Workshops: Youth Community Organizing and the Arts

Joint Workshop A:
“Bring the Peace, Fight the Police: LGBTQ Youth of Color Stand up To Criminalization”
Streetwise and Safe

“Reimagining our Hoods: Challenging Hate Violence Where We Live”
Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective of the Audre Lorde Project

Joint workshop B:
“Embodying! Moving from Creative Arts Practice to Concrete Social Impact”
Black Light & SPARK (Sexualization*Protest*Action*Resistance*Knowledge)

Joint workshop C:
“On Creating Student-Citizens: The Sakia Gunn Educational Model”
The Sakia Gunn High School

“Urban Mindscapes: Creating LGBTQ Narratives Using Graphic Short Stories”
Pride Arts for Project U.S.E. and HMI: Newark of the Hetrick-Martin Institute

7:45  Closing

8:00  Optional Reception: Discussions over food

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