Art and Snacks

Join Mpowerment as we check out the Reach’s Exploring the Human Body exhibition, and eat some yummy snacks at Afterthoughts. We will also be facilitating discussion around bodies – how do our understanding of ourselves interact with our understanding of our bodies? How do our identities connect with our sense of our bodies?

We will be meeting outside The Reach Gallery (32388 Veterans Way) between 1 and 1:30 PM. We will move to Afterthoughts around 3 PM for snacks and socializing. Mpowerment will cover your hot drinks and snacks, so bring yourself – this event is FREE :) 


Mpowerment is a queer-centered, trans-inclusive, and gender affirming space for young adults (19 - 29 years old) to meet, make friends, and talk about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure. We work to create safer spaces for all young people including those of us living with HIV. 

This event will be taking place on the shared traditional ancestral territory of the Sumas First Nation and the Matsqui First Nation; both of these First Nations are part of the Stó:lō Nation.



The Reach is wheelchair-accessible and has two multi-stall gendered washrooms. Afterthoughts is a relatively constricted space, so navigating through can be challenging. There are 2 single stall gendered washrooms in the space. Because many baked goods are produced there, the space will not be scent or allergen reduced.

Both the Reach Gallery and Afterthoughts are relatively accessible by public transit, but if you have transportation needs, please message the Mpowerment Fraser page or contact MP at

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old. 

If you have any other access needs not mentioned above or want to get in touch, please contact MP at

April 06, 2019 at 1pm - 4pm
The Reach Gallery/Afterthoughts Dessert Cafe
MP Gallard ·

Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!