“Supporting Young Voices” Benjamin Lindsay, Youth Coordinator, OUTSaskatoon
This workshop will address the gaps and take strides to better understand how we can be allies in supporting young voices in our community. We will discuss the difference between “youth events” and events that are by-youth-for-youth, including how valuable it is to switch to the latter model in engaging youth in pride organizing and attendance.
“Sustainable Pride” Melissa Squire, Saskatoon Pride Festival, and Pam Groat, Coordinator of Waste Reduction programs in festivals and events
In this workshop we will discuss how to make your Pride sustainable. To do so we must change the way we think, how we approach events, choose venues, find suppliers and community partners. Reducing the footprint through strategic planning is only one piece of the puzzle, it is also important to take control of the actual waste produced as a byproduct of your festival- i.e. things you cannot control via waste management.
"Queer-lonialism” Jack Saddleback, Cultural Coordinator, OUTSaskatoon
This is a deep-dive into cultural differences and intersectionality as it presents a historical look at colonialism and the intergenerational effects on the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Following this it discusses the current climate within the Queer community for Two Spirit people, including strengths and weaknesses.
"Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Inclusion Workshop" Laura Gibbons, The 519, Toronto, ON
This workshop is part of The 519’s Trans Inclusion Matters campaign and education curriculum which is designed to challenge transphobia and to foster environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.
It will explore the experiences and challenges faced by trans people and will support participants in developing approaches to foster environments that are inclusive of all gender identities and gender expressions.