Building LGBT+ Youth Leadership and Communities in and outside Schools

Gay Straight Alliance

Detaily o udalosti

  • 1. september 2017
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • Tabačka Fabricafé, Gorkého 2, Košice

Tento workshop bude v anglickom jazyku bez prekladu.

In his workshop, Mustafa will be talking about how to build youth leadership and youth communities for power and how to organise gay straight alliance at school. He will present examples from his work in FIERCE and will present us with tools and approaches to put young people together and fight against inequality and discrimination. The workshop will run for approx. 2 hours, will be held in English without translation.

Small refreshment will be provided, the workshop is free to enter.

Mustafa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York as a black Muslim. He started his work in the Bronx leading environmental justice work with black and latino youth in Van Cortlandt park and eventually joined Sistas and Brothas United (SBU) as a youth organizer in 2001. In 2014, he joined the staff of the Gay Straight Alliance Network as the Director of National programs based in Oakland, California. He continues to work tirelessly to build an ongoing national movement of Trans Queer and Gender non conforming youth leaders to reinvent America’s schools in multiple states across the US. Outside of his organizing work he has been writing for over eleven years by creating original plays, poems, short stories, and a novel he works on when he has the time. He believes the world can change using three ingredients: love, light, and revolution. He is excited to join FIERCE in 2016 first as the board co chair then in a staff role as the Executive Director. FIERCE is an organization he looked up when he came out in the late 1990’s and hopes to work with their membership to build the next generation of our movement’s leaders. He builds by using active listening, compassionate agitation, fearless strategy, carribean black gay muslim warrior wisdom.