Teen Pride Arts: Break the Silence

Day of Silence is fast approaching, and this year GSAFE is teaming up with the organizers of Teen Pride Arts and the UW-Madison ArtWrite Collective to host an evening of art, music, poetry, and food.  This event will give students who participated in Day of Silence an opportunity to come together and share their experiences through an open mic forum, zine making, videos, poetry writing, and more.

Teen Pride Arts: Break the Silence will take place in the Loft of the Goodman Community Center on Friday, April 17th from 7PM to 9PM.

Download a flier for this event here and share it broadly!

Check out the Facebook event here.

Leading up to this event, members of the ArtWrite Collective are willing to come visit Madison-area GSAs and help you create a zine, which will be showcased at Teen Pride Arts: Break the Silence.  Zines (short for magazines) are one way to celebrate our stories and raise our voices without being overly censored. Through self-made indie zine publications, young people can share stories of resistance, activism, joy, pride, and silliness in words, drawings, collages, photos, designs, or anything they can think up. There is a lot of power in owning and sharing our stories. Contributors to this project can choose to remain anonymous and pitch in as much or as little as they like.  If you are interested in having someone come visit your GSA between now and April 17th, email Tim at tim@gsafewi.org.

Do you have questions about this event?  Do you know about other Break the Silence events happening in Wisconsin?  Contact Tim Michael at (608)661-4141 or email tim@gsafewi.org.

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amy-testimonial“GSAFE’s LTI helped me become the person and activist I wanted to be, and helped me hone my skills so I could be a better leader.  I discovered myself in ways I never imagined.” – Amy, Former GSAFE Youth Activist