Louis and Cassie, the protagonists of the film, are high schools students tired of being disempowered and disrespected in the classroom. A student who is new to the school -- and to Earth -- invites them to contact elected officials, but they decide to engage their classmates and create change on their own terms.
Come Werk It! with Us and Send LGBTQ Youth to the AMC!
Werk It! The Trans and Queer Youth Network Gathering Fundraiser!!
On Sunday, June 10th FIERCE, Global Action Project (GAP) and Streetwise and Safe (SAS) will proudly present the Werk it! Fundraiser a grassroots fundraising event that brings together these three empowering organizations and you to make it possible for young LGBTQ community leaders from each of these organizations to attend the Werk It! Trans and Queer Youth Network Gathering of the Allied Media Conference. It will be a night of performances, films, dancing, tasty food, delicious drinks and loving support! Throughout the night, folks will have a chance to get in on the awesome (and tantalizing) raffle giveaways, in addition to checking out all the amazing media-making of these three organizations.
Sunday June 10th
Judson Memorial Church
Buy a ticket and come party with us!
Sliding scale tickets start at $6 and can be purchased here! We’d love to have you there!
Buy a ticket for a young LBGTQ Community Leader!
Can’t come? We’ll miss dancing with you! But you can still be there is spirit by buying a ticket for a young person here!
Become a SAS, FIERCE SupaFriend Supporter!
Comes with 2 tickets, a personalized card and tons of love & appreciation!
Become an Organizational Sponsor!
Do you belong to an organization, school or business? What better way to show solidarity and support for these empowering community organizations (FIERCE, GAP, SAS) than to participate in our event? This Organizational Sponsor level provides your organization the opportunity to purchase 4 tickets to the Werk It! Fundraiser for $100. Included with your Organizational Sponsor purchase, you also provide an extra ticket that goes to one of our youth member’s participation at the festivities. So instead of only 4 tickets for a great cause, you get one extra for a youth leader! We'll also give you an appreciation shout out during the program and project your organization's logo at the event for everyone to see!
What is the Allied Media Conference and Werk It?
Werk It! Is the first national gathering of LGBTQQ youth organizers from across the country who will come together for a day of fabulous, creative, and radical media making and strategizing. Through interactive activities, skill-shares and strategy sessions, we will share knowledge, develop leadership and build a network for strengthening the power of our communities to fight back-locally, regionally and nationally. Streetwise & Safe, FIERCE, and Global Action Project’s SupaFriends are teaming up to try and take 20 LGBTQ youth from New York City to participate in this amazing event!
All of this is taking place as part of the Allied Media Conference which brings together hundreds of media makers, community organizers, performers, and political activists to share tools and tactics for transforming our communities through media-based organizing. It happens annually in the city of Detroit and we love going there and building relationships with the many talented folks who come back again and again!
More About This Tremendous Trio of Organizations….
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City. Since 2000, we’ve been developing politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.
Global Action Project's (GAP) mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change. The SUPAFRIENDS program is a program created by and for LGBTQ youth to explore queer history, take pride in our identities, and build power by producing our own media.
Streetwise & Safe (SAS) is a multi-strategy initiative working to build and share leadership, skills, knowledge and community among LGBTQQ youth of color who experience criminalization, particularly in the context of the policing of poverty, "quality of life" offenses, and involvement or perceived involvement in survival economies. We conduct “know your rights” workshops specifically tailored to LGBTQQ youth of color where we share critical information about rights in the criminal legal system as well as strategies to increase safety and reduce the harms of interactions with police.
Thank you for your consideration to support our Werk-It! Fundraiser! Stay FABULOUS!