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Watch the video below for a special message from actor Ray Park, the actor who played the infamous Sith apprentice, Darth Maul, in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Solo: A Star Wars Story, to the youth attending the upcoming Anti-Bullying Workshop.
We wanted to let you know about the updates to our Anti-Bullying Workshop taking place next weekend. Since we started putting it together, we’ve added several top-notch guests. Just check out the image to see who’s coming! There’s motivational speaker Kevin Bracy, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, Star Wars cosplayers from the 501st Legion, and more!
This workshop promises to be a spectacular event for the youth who attend, and we know many of your kids will enjoy it. Remember, registration is only $10 for participating youth.
You can view a PDF version of the new event flyer. Please forward this to anyone who works with youth or who has pre-teens or teens of their own. The more the merrier!
We’re excited to officially announce Pride Talk events, a new addition to our Teen Talk program! Pride Talk is a new group discussion event series for LGBT and questioning youth. (You can read our official press release here.)
We see Pride Talk as a natural expansion of the program. We have Boys Talk and Girls Talk events, which are gender-specific because there are some issues that are unique to each gender. By the same token, we know that LGBT youth face challenges and issues that non-LGBT or “straight” youth do not.
It has nothing to do with any agenda or being “politically correct.” We feel we owe it to all kids to provide resources to help them improve their emotional and social well-being, regardless of how they identify. Pride Talk provides a safe space, with LGBT volunteer facilitators, where kids who identify as LGBT can discuss topics they might be uncomfortable talking about in front of their non-LGBT peers.
To help make this as successful and positive a program as we could for the youth, we’ve reached out to LGBT community groups, such as the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, to support the Pride Talk program and provide guidance, as well to encourage volunteer facilitators from the LGBTQ community.
The new Pride Talk events will be held at the Teen Center USA and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. For the schedule and registration, visit the website at http://Face2FaceYouthGroup/pride-talk. And, as always, we appreciate you being part of the Face2Face family!