SOULFORCE Q INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH PROJECTS 2009
In 2007, we networked with LGBT activists and allies in Eastern Europe. Those personal and professional relationships continue to inform our approach to international outreach. In 2008 we partnered with several organizations on a series of intercultural projects in Russia, Italy and Austria aimed to empower young adult leaders from across Europe and former Soviet Union. You can read about these successful collaborations HERE. We are excited to introduce our 2009 plans!
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Alexey Bulokhov, Director of International Outreach (email@example.com)
FEBRUARY 22-28: STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Soulforce Q joins the team of international activists to develop an IGLYO study session "Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity within LGBTQ Youth Communities". Nearly 30 participants from over 20 countries will gather at the European Youth Center for a week of learning to identify and challenge racism and xenophobia within our organizations and communities.
Soulforce Q together with Cassero/Italia, COC Rotterdam and Youth in Action Programme present "Living Space: the Role of Art in Queer Identity and Public Space." It is a weeklong training course within the Rotterdam: European Youth Capital 2009 framework of events. Young adult leaders from across Europe will collaborate with local artists and activists on a public happening on May 17, International Day Against Homophobia.
Click HERE to access the application forms! Deadline for submission is March 15.
JULY 26 – AUGUST 2: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Soulforce Q is invited to present a workshop "Claiming Marginal Sexual Identity within Mainstream Religious Culture" at Outgames, the world’s premier LGBT sporting and cultural forum which attracted 18,000 participants from 111 countries when it was last held in Montreal in 2006. We are thrilled and honored to bring the work of Soulforce to such a fantastic audience!
FALL 2009 and beyond
Russia: we intend to support Russia’s first LGBT filmfest in its second year as well as collaborate with Russia’s first officially registered LGBT organization "Coming Out" on a sidebar series of workshops.
ILGA: we look forward to continuing our relationship with ILGA partners by presenting at the annual conference in Malta where faith will be one of the focus themes.
ETC: we are always looking for partners to develop projects and campaigns that empower young adults to challenge religion-based misinformation about and discrimination of LGBT people worldwide. Got ideas? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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All contributions of $30 or more will be acknowledged with postcards from abroad. Donations of $500 or more will be rewarded with a unique personalized "Soulforce Goes Overseas" Scrapbook at the end of the year! DONATE TODAY.