Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

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Welcome!  Below you’ll find news and events about the Valley Youth Project, an organization dedicated to connecting LGBTQ youth and our allies across the Annapolis Valley.  If you’re new, you might want to read more about who we are and why we’re here.

Eating disorder workshopWe would like to let you know of a  free workshop for people wishing to help support those with an eating disorder,  that is being offered March 20, at 9:30-3:00, in the Chipman Building Auditorium, Kentville.

This is available to people 18 years and older.  To register contact 902-679-2870.

This is not a Valley Youth Project event, we just wish to share the information with you.

We’re cancelling Drop In for Wednesday March 18.  We are giving in to the snow storm.    The next Drop In will be April 1 – no fooling.

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At our next Drop In, March 18, we’re inviting you to share a clip  of your favourite TV show, movie, anime or any media piece (it doesn’t have to be electronic)  you think we might enjoy.  No worries if you don’t have a clip to show, you can just tell us about it.

Drop In is at the usual time and place: 6:30-8:30, in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.  It’s okay to arrive later than 6:30, or leave before 8:30. We welcome queer youth and friends, 25 years and under.  There is no “membership” you need to join, just show up.

pin_badge_1 At our next Drop In on Wednesday March 4, we’ll be trying out our new pin button maker. It’s your chance to create some wearable art. We’ll also be making up some pronoun buttons, in case you want to wear your pronoun on your sleeve.  We’ll have our collection of drawing supplies to create your own message, and assorted old magazines for cutting up to make  text and image collage to put on pins. Or you can just spend some time doodling with our drawing pencils.  The buttons you make are yours to keep.

We’ll also be checking out our new Tumbler blog and will consider adding a Q&A section to it.

Drop In is the usual time and place, 6:30 – 8:30,  in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St, New Minas. All LGBTQ /MOGAI youth and your friends are welcome. There is no membership, just show up to join in. We’ll have snacks and refreshments to help keep your creative juices flowing.

MicrophonesOur guest facilitator, Lis van Berkel, will  return on Feb. 18 with the recordings we made at our last Drop In.  We’ll practice  some editing skills using the recordings, and we’ll continue discussing how to interview people to create oral histories.  Maybe it’s time for the VYP to make some podcasts?

If you’re new to this type of documentary, and curious about it,  you can find some examples at Story Corps .

You didn’t have to be at the last Drop In to enjoy this one. (Okay grammar police, did I get my tenses right on that last phrase?)

 

Please join us Wednesday February 18,  at 6:30-8:30, in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.  We welcome all LGBT / MOGAI youth 25 years and under, and your friends.  There is no membership to sign up for, just come on in.  We have snacks.

 

A guest facilitator, Lis van Berkel, will bring some audio recording equipment with her to our February 4th Drop In and demonstrate some techMicrophonesniques for creating oral histories by interviewing people and recording their stories. We’ll have a chance to play with the equipment to interview each other, record our own voices and edit them into stories. Lis will follow up with our results at the next Drop In on February 18.

If you’re new to this type of documentary, you can find some examples at Story Corps .

Please join us Wednesday February 4,  at 6:30-8:30, in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.  We welcome all LGBT / MOGAI youth 25 years and under, and your friends.  There is no membership to sign up for, just come on in.  We have snacks.

 

There is a public talk on queer comics coming up on Thursday.  The talk is being given by Sfé R. Monster, a Halifax-based artist who writes, draws, scripts and designs — “with a focus on gender, queerness, genderqueerness, and a strong sense of all things Canadian.”

Details

  • Thursday, Jan. 29th
  • 1:30pm -2:45pm
  • Acadia University Campus (Main St., Wolfville)
  • Patterson Hall room 224

To find Patterson Hall, check the Acadia Campus map and look for building #24.

Sfé’s Work Online

Eth’s Skin  is a “(queer) weekly webcomic about mermaids, selkies, and sea monster living in the old growth forests of British Columbia.”

Seven Stories from the Sea is a “comic about growing up, coming out, and falling in love in Eastern Canada.”

Kyle and Atticus is a “(gender)queer comic about a kid named Kyle, and a robot named Atticus.”

Sfé also edits The Beyond Anthology, a queer sci-fi/fantasy comic anthology.

Sfé R Monster Public Talk Poster

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