Resist: Youth Summit 2017

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Towson University Student Union

281 University Avenue

Towson, MD 21204

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GSA members and LGBTQ youth leaders across the state: Join us for this year's youth summit, a free, day-long leadership and advocacy conference for LGBTQ youth and allies in Maryland. Enjoy guest speakers, educational workshops, food, networking, and fun all on Towson University's campus. Hear LGBTQ community leaders and organizers share their stories. Attend workshops on LGBTQ history, Activism, Religion, Bisexuality, Gender Identity, Strengthening your GSA, Voguing and more! Have dinner on campus like a college student, then dance the night away with all of the new friends you've made. The Youth Summit is our largest event, don't miss it!

Event Schedule

11:00 // Registration Opens, Brunch, Resource Fair, Networking

12:00 // Program Begins, Keynote Speakers, Icebreakers, Plenary

2:00 // Workshop Session I

3:15 // Workshop Session II

4:30 // Workshop Session III

5:30 // Pre-Dinner Activity

6:00 // Dinner

7:00 // Dance

9:00 // End


What can I expect at the Youth Summit?

There will be approximately 75-100 youth and around 20 adult volunteers working to create a safe, affirming environment for all participants. The summit features guest speakers, fun activities, educational workshops and a dance, all on Towson University's campus.

What should I wear? Is there a dress code?

Participants should dress confidently and comfortably! Come as you are! No need for business casual attire--jeans, shorts and tees are O.K. Keep in mind there will be a dance at the end of the day. Some participants bring a change of clothes for the dance. Avoid offensive images or language, or other obscene clothing choices.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for high school-aged youth and GSA advisors (teachers) only. We may ask for identification at any time. We reserve the right to remove any participant at any time for any reason.

Do I have to identify as LGBTQ to attend?

Nope! This event is for LGBTQ-identified youth as well as their allies. If you are a supportive ally, wanting to learn more about supporting the LGBTQ community, please join us!

Can I bring my parent/adult?

This event is for youth and teachers only. In order to keep everyone safe, adults or parents will not be permitted at the event. If you bring a friend, they must be high school-aged.

I'm a GSA Advisor or Teacher, what can I expect?

We are thrilled you are planning to join us! Hopefully you brought your GSA members along, or interested students. There will be a GSA Advisor roundtable, as well as other special programming for teachers.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is FREE on Towson University's campus in the Union Garage. Directions to the university can be found here.

Using MTA/public transportation? Use MTA's Trip Planner. Towson University is accessible by the CityLink RED.

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MTA Transit Map

We are offering FREE BUSES to/from this event from select parts of the state. More information coming soon.

What can I bring into the event?

There is no coat-check or closet for personal belongings. NO drugs, weapons, outside beverages (except waterbottles) are allowed.

Will there be food?

Yes! We will have continental snacks in the beginning during registration, as well as snacks throughout the day. Dinner is FREE and will be had at a dining hall on campus. The dining call will be able to accommodate various diets and/or allergy requirements.

How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?

E-mail us at OR message us on Facebook!

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