Sunday, September 24, 2017

Advocates for Youth, Urban Retreat 2017

These photographs are from Advocates For Youth's annual Urban Retreat, in Washington DC.

From their mission statement: "Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth."

Though serious and policy-oriented,  the event is also really fun, with a colorful, bright, and creative group of young leaders participating.

CeCe McDonald, an outspoken advocate and folk heroine for trans women of color was the keynote speaker.

I was glad to be of help again. Thanks to director Deb Hauser and all the energetic, highly-capable AFY staff.

CeCe McDonald

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