Saturday, January 8, 2011

COLAGErs Gather in the Big Apple

Teens and Adults with one or more LGBTQ parents in the Northeast region are getting together in New York City over the 2011 Martin Luther King weekend! It's an opportunity to share stories, make connections and exchange ideas for building community & amplifying the voices of COLAGErs in our region. It's also a great excuse to escape to NYC for the weekend, and explore the Big Apple with fellow COLAGErs!

This event is for youth, teens, and adults ages 15+ with LGBTQ parents from, as well as any other adults involved in the leadership of COLAGE chapters in the region.

As with all COLAGE events, no one is ever turned away for a lack of funds. Please email to arrange a scholarship if you are unable to pay the full registration fee.

Registration only includes all workshops, lunch and dinner. Housing and registration includes all workshops, meals, and apartment-style chaperoned housing within 5 blocks of the event space. Each apartment will house 10-12 participants.

The retreat will be based in the East Village, at the NYC Sixth Street Community Center 6th st. betw/ Ave B and Ave C. Housing options will be available nearby and meals will be provided. Program highlights for our upcoming retreat include:

~A legislative change workshop led by a regional politician

~Self-care workshops including:

-Sexual health for participants 18 and older, hosted by babeland
-Sexual health for participants ages 15-18
-Healthy eating and nutrition

~Speak-Out Workshops:

-Poetry and Spoken Word, led by COLAGEr and author, Tina Fakhrid-Deen
-Social Media

By coming together and sharing our stories we realize our difference is our strength. Connecting with a community of our peers helps us become better advocates for ourselves and our families!Last year we inaugurated the COLAGE North East Regional Retreat with 25 adults and 20 teens from all across the region. The event was a tremendous success and a powerful experience for those who attended, join us to make an even bigger impact this year!

Register Now!

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