Discussion Night: Sexual Violence in Queer Communities

 

Sexual violence among queer folks is often a reality that is made invisible in conversations both within and outside our communities.

Join us for a facilitated conversation on the myths, realities, unique challenges and strategies for shifting the conversation around sexual violence in the queer community. 

Dinner will be provided : ) 

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Mpowerment is a trans-inclusive and gender-affirming program by and for young men and gender diverse folks who are gay, bi, Two-Spirit, or queer. To us, this includes masc of centre folks and guys who are trans, intersex, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and cis, and gender diverse people. As an organization that strives to be anti-oppressive and inclusive, we work towards creating safer spaces for all young people in our communities, including those of us who are living with HIV and/or Hep C!

This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations. 

Mpowerment events are for youth ages 16 - 29 years old to connect and hang out with each other. We ask that if you're outside of this age range that you message us ahead of time to chat more about what being involved can look like.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. Our washroom is gender inclusive, but unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Ivan @ ivanl@youthco.org for more information.

WHEN
March 21, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE
Mpowerment Headquarters
568 Seymour St
205
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
Canada
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Ivan · · 604 688 1441

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!