GLSEN Tennessee‘s SHINE team and the Oasis Center’s Students of Stonewall team invite you to LGBTQ Youth Summit, Saturday April 20th with the theme 50 Years From Stonewall: Honoring Our Roots.The conference is open to middle and high school-aged youth. Attendees will have opportunities to learn about incredible LGBTQ history, present-day realities, and connect with resources. The day’s activities will feature an incredible keynote speaker, DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren, who is a queer youth artist, researcher, and activist from Catawba Indian Nation (more below). Workshops will explore topics including LGBTQ politics, youth activism, transgender health, and sexual education. All high school and middle school-aged LGBTQ youth and their allies are welcome to join!

When: April 20th, 2019
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Check in and registration
10:00am-3:30 p.m. Conference
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Reception

Where: Lentz Public Health Center
2500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

For the first time ever, we will be hosting a parents track! For all of the adult allies who will be accompanying a youth, we will have programming for you! Please indicate if this is your track in your registration. Please note that this track is for those accompanying a youth ONLY.

DeLesslin “Roo” George-Warren is a queer artist, researcher, and activist from Catawba Indian Nation. He has given lectures and performances throughout the east coast including College of Charleston, Vanderbilt University, Ithaca College, and more. His recent projects include indigenous tours of the Smithsonian’s Presidential Portrait Gallery which recount how US Presidents promoted colonization and genocide of indigenous peoples ( He is currently working with his community to revitalize the Catawba Language ( as part of the 2017 Dreamstarter Grant from Running Strong for American Indian Youth. DeLesslin currently has work on display with Honor the Earth’s travelling exhibition The Art of Indigenous Resistance. DeLesslin participated in the 2016 ISSP class.

Register for free here for your t-shirt and lunch!

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