22. January 2018 - 17:30 till 19:00

Halifax Pride Youth Committee Meeting | Halifax Central Library | Monday, 22. January 2018

Do you want to have a say in new events for youth during the Halifax Pride Festival?!? On Monday, January 22nd, Halifax Pride’s Youth Committee will have its first meeting for the 2018 festival in the Halifax Central Library, and all youth 19 and under are welcome to attend.

This Youth Committee will focus on improving opportunities for young people at Halifax Pride and will develop a new youth focused event to be held during the Halifax Pride Festival. The Youth Committee will be responsible for deciding what the new event (or events) will be and identifying logistical needs. The Halifax Pride Society will provide financial support for the event(s) and a Volunteer Leader to help facilitate activities. In addition to event planning, the Youth Committee will also be asked to advise the Halifax Pride board on various other issues.

Youth Committee Meeting
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Halifax Central Library
Creative Lab - Room 2nd Floor

- Pizza and drinks
- The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.
- Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.
- ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing adam@halifaxpride.com a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.
- Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

Halifax Pride is committed to encouraging conditions for safer spaces at our community gatherings. Everyone must feel respected, valued for who they are, and able to express themselves, regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, physical or mental ability.

Halifax Pride commits to and encourages all those who gather with us to:
- Speak from personal experiences and avoid speaking on behalf of others
- Try to use "I" statements to share reactions or experiences "I feel..." "I am affected by..."
- Don't make assumptions about others’ identity or experiences
- Be mindful of how long and often we speak so that everyone has a chance to contribute
- Consider the impact of privilege and intersectionality on discussions
- Listen to each other so we understand the various perspectives
- Clarifying questions are encouraged
- Share beliefs, opinions, and points of view rather than judgements
- Allow others to speak and refrain from side conversations
- Maintain confidentiality. Information shared that should stay inside these walls.
- Notify a meeting organizer with specific concerns about being identified or photographed