Friday, November 12, 2004

Genderblast Conference

From: Aidan Kotler
Executive Director, Youth Gender Project

::Please forward Widely!::

Youth Gender Project is looking for volunteers to help make Genderblast Conference happen!

We need YOU! We’re looking for volunteers of all ages, genders and abilities.

Help support the trans, gender-variant and questioning youth community!

Volunteers make the conference happen!
(Conference details below.)

What you’ll get:
*Free admission to Genderblast Conference (Non-volunteers: free for youth; sliding scale for adults)

*A CrimethInc Gender Subversion Kit poster

*An invite to the fabulous Genderblast Volunteer Appreciation Party

*Our undying gratitude and appreciation!

We need volunteers for:

*Set Up: Help set up in the morning before the conference. This will include putting up signs, making sure everything is in place, etc.

*Movers: People with a car/truck who can help transport food, supplies, etc., from our office and other places to the conference site.

*Helpers: go along with movers and help with lifting and carrying.

*Registration: Greet, register and check in conference attendees.

*Info Table: “Command station” for the conference: Answer questions, greet and check in latecomers.

*Presenter/Performer Check-In: Meet the stars! Greet, register and check in performers, presenters and speakers

*Runners: Run small errands around the site as needed. (Running not required!)

*Lunch set up / clean up: Help set up and clean up lunch.

*Classroom Cleaners: Clean up classrooms after the conference.

*Clean Up Dance Party: Steering Committee member Jacob Richards is hosting a Cleanup Dance Party. If you choose not to attend the Day of Remembrance, stay and listen to dance music while you help clean up! *Security: Work in pairs - one pair is stationed in the registration area/auditorium; the other pair is roaming, looking in on workshops to ensure that everything is running smoothly. For the most part, security people are just there as insurance, being visible and maybe looking a bit looking intimidating. (Wearing leather wouldn’t hurt!;-) Other tasks might include: interrupting vandalism of school property, interrupting theft of school/organizers/participants’ property, interrupting behavior that disrupts workshops, speakers or performances, de-escalating potentially disruptive or physical disputes among attendees, or breaking up any disputes that become physical. We don't expect a lot of this stuff to come up, but security people should be able to deal with those issues if they arise.

**CONTACT: If you can help out, please contact Aidan at (, or (415) 865-5625,
ASAP! Please include your phone number. Thanks!

Volunteer Shifts

Friday 11/19/2004
12 pm -8 pm Last-Minute Conference Prep Work (at YGP
office) (4 people)Conference packets, food prep
4pm - 8pm Movers: 2 cars, 1 helper each (4 people)

Saturday 11/20/2004
7 am - 9am Set Up (6 people)
7am - 10 am Movers: 2 cars, 1 helper each (4 people)
8:30 - 10:15 Registration (6 people)
8:30 - 10:30 Info Table (2 people)
8:30 - 10:30 Security (4 people)
8:30 - 10:30 Volunteer / Performer Check-In (2 people)
8:30 - 10:30 Runners (2 people)
10:30 - 12:30 Info Table (2 people)
10:30 - 12:30 Security (4 people)
10:30 - 12:30 Runners (2 people)
10:45 - 1:30 Lunch set up / clean up (4 people)
12:30 - 2:30 Info Table (2 people)
12:30 - 2:30 Security (4 people)
12:30 - 2:30 Runners (2 people)
2:30 - 4:30 Info Table (2 people)
2:30 - 4:30 Security (4 people)
2:30 - 4:30 Runners (2 people)
4:30 - 6:00 Info Table (2 people)
4:30 - 7:00 Security (4 people)
4:30 - 5:30 Classroom Cleaners (5 people)
5:30 - 7:30 Clean Up / Dance (6 people)

Sunday 11/21/2004
2:00 - 6:00 Movers: 2 cars, 1 helper each (4 people)

::Please Forward Widely!::


Youth Gender Project presents…

Genderblast V: “Gender Variety Makes a Better Society!”

our 5th annual conference for and by transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, gender-variant and gender-questioning youth 25 and under, and our allies of all ages and genders. (Adult Allies Welcome!)

When: Saturday, November 20, 2004, 9am-5:30pm
Where: Everett Middle School
450 Church St. (at 16th St.), San Francisco, CA

*Performers include: rock performer Shawna Virago, hip-hop artists Katastrophe and Jaycub Perez, drag queen Precious Moments, writer Meliza Banales, and the Ambassadors of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus.

*Keynote Speaker: Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung.

*Workshops include: Trans Patient Advocacy, Trans Ally 101, Self-Defense, BDSM/Leather/Kink Panel, Anti-Racism for White Folks, Sex work, “Junk” Queer Youth Film Festival, & Traditional Native American Gender Diversity

**FREE for youth 25 and under!**

(Everett is accessible by MUNI J & 22 lines; within 4 blocks of 14, 26, 33, 49, F, K, L, M & N lines, and
16th Street Mission BART.)

Volunteers needed! Please email or call our office (below) with your name and phone number if you can help out.

For more information, please call our office at (415) 865-5625, or email

....and wait, there's more:

Translate Kicks Off Genderblast!!

Calling all spoken word artists, poets, the musically inclined, and your friends and allies!!!

Youth Gender Project Presents: TRANSLATE: A trans youth open mic

A space for trans/qenderqueer youth (25 and under) to express themselves through poetry, spoken word, music
or other similar performances. All Allies are welcome to attend.


November 19th, 2004
Sign up starts at 6:45pm/show is 7-9pm
Threedollarbill Café @ The LGBT Center
1800 Market St. San Francisco

For more information contact Brooklynne or Courtney at
415-865-5625 or email:

Youth Gender Project is a youth-led organization working to empower and advocate for trans, gender-variant and questioning (TGQ) youth. We address the challenges facing TGQ youth primarily in the San Francisco Bay area by creating, implementing and collaborating on programs to meet the needs of our community, and by educating those who work with us.


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