The LGBTQ Youth Conference has been instrumental in helping hundreds of youth of color through the years
BOSTON, Mass.—This year marks the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition’s 6th LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th at the MIT Tang Center, located at 70 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference is free to attend and food will be provided. There will also be a raffle with several prizes ranging from gift cards to a North Face jacket.
The first day of the conference will be focused on healing and community building with speakers who will discuss trauma, its effects on LGBTQ people of color and how to cope with this adversity. There will also be a resource fair providing youth with an opportunity to connect with organizations in the Boston area. The following day will have various workshops as well as this year’s keynote speaker, Rosa Clemente, a revolutionary community organizer, hip-hop activist, political commentator, and journalist who is currently on a speaking tour across the U.S.
At the end of this conference, HBGC seeks to leave youth with a sense of purpose and belonging, armed with skills and resources to go back out into the world better equipped to handle and persevere through the struggles of life.
To register and learn more about the Youth Empowerment conference visit: www.hbgc-ourtimenow.org/.
The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, HBGC, was founded in 2009. It is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ+ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latin@, Hispanic and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.
[From a News Release]