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Foster Youth in Action: LGBTQIA & Non-Binary Youth-Led Action in Child Welfare

September 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of FYA’s Webinar Series, we are hosting an online discussion with youth organizers, policy experts, and community advocates who are organizing LGBTQIA & Non-Binary youth-led action and resistance in Child Welfare Systems. We will learn about what’s happening on a national level and across the country. We will also hear from local presenters who will share their strategies and campaigns for taking local and state action. There will also be time to raise up important work in your states, share insights, and ask questions.

Click Here to Register and receive your Zoom Log In information for joining the call.  

Presenter Bios:

Currey Cook is the Director of the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project and Counsel in the National Headquarters Office of Lambda Legal, where he works to raise awareness and advance reform on behalf of LGBTQ youth in child welfare, juvenile justice and homeless systems of care.

Shaquita Ogletree is the Policy and Youth Advocacy Coordinator and a key member of the EmpowerMEnt and Georgia Youth Opportunities Initiative (GYOI) team. EmpowerMEnt is an initiative founded by former and current foster youth in Georgia who are working with community leaders to change the foster care system.

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