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1.) "Bearing Witness," a 7 week Performing Arts Camp for Queer Youth of Color and Allies! - Seattle, WA
2.) Many Victories: What's Next? Saying It Out Loud Conference - May 22, 2013, Shoreline, WA
3.) Southeastern Queer Youth Activist Camp - Jackson, MS
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1.) "Bearing Witness," a 7 week Performing Arts Camp for Queer Youth of Color and Allies! - Seattle, WA

Seattle Parks and Recreation Presents "Bearing Witness," a seven week Performing Arts Camp for Queer Youth of Color and their youth allies. Under the guidance of professional mentors, participants will create and perform new works, including drama, song, music, dance, and poetry. This camp is designed for youth of all levels of experience, from those who have never explored performance to seasoned performers.

COST: Free! We provide snacks!
WHEN: Mondays, May 13 to June 24
TIME: 3:30 (or as soon as you can arrive) to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S, Seattle (at E Yesler Way)
PERFORMANCE DATE: Thursday June 27, 7 p.m. at Langston Hughes main theater

For more information, please contact Kriss at or 206-883-6110 or visit

This program supported by a grant from the Pride Foundation.

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2.) Many Victories: What's Next? Saying It Out Loud Conference - May 22, 2013, Shoreline, WA
2013 Saying It Out Loud Conference
Many Victories: What's Next?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Shoreline Conference Center
Shoreline, Washington
7:30 am - 8:30 am (check-in)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (conference)

Welcome to the 12th Annual SIOL Conference webpage!

Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

7.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) are available to those who attend the full conference. The certificate will be adjusted if participants depart early.

Conference Purpose/Goal

The purpose of this conference is to continue to co-create learning, growth and understanding of the best practices and relevant clinical services needed to support members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities. We invite dialogue about how difference with regards to gender and sexuality affects self-determination, overall physical health, behavioral health and well-being.

Register Online

The conference is free to attend. Space is limited, and registration is first-come, first-served. Thank you for your interest. Registration will open in April.

    Online Registration

Agenda and Conference Speakers

    Conference Agenda (pdf)
    Keynote and Closing Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Allison

Cancellation Policy

We expect that there will be great demand to attend this conference. Spots are limited and space is first-come, first-served. If you are unable to attend the conference, please send a notification to CASAT no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to with "Cancellation" in your Subject line so that others may use have the opportunity to attend.

Information from the Shoreline Conference Center

Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave. NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone: 206.368.4122

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Free parking is available in the North, South and West Lots of the Shoreline Center.

Special Dietary Needs

If you would like a vegetarian meal, please be sure to indicate this in the registration field on the form. Participants with other special dietary needs such as vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free will have no guarantee that the conference can accommodate these needs.

Contact Information

For questions about registration, please a contact CASAT representative.
Phone: 866-617-2816

This conference is sponsored by the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), as well as partially sponsored by the King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division.

3.) Southeastern Queer Youth Activist Camp - Jackson, MS
The Southeastern Queer Youth Activist Camp is the only gathering of its kind in the region, an intense, interactive summer camp designed for queer youth and allies living in the South. The Southeastern Queer Youth Activist Camp is hosted in partnership with GSA Network, Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition, Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, Center for Artistic Revolution, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

We bring together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Queer students from Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana in order to create this unique camp experience.

July 11-14 in Jackson, Mississippi!

2012 Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition |
PO Box 3442 Jackson, MS 39207 | 662.205.6772
2012 Southeastern LGBT Activist Camp - Little Rock, Arkansas

Leadership Team:



  • Lead Chair -- Matthew Wilson (Oasis Youth Center): send a message or call 253-671-2838   
  • Back-up Lead Chair -- Seth Kirby (Oasis Youth Center): send a message or call 253-671-2838  


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