LEWISTON — Outright Lewiston-Auburn will present the Maine Youth Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St.

The Maine Youth Summit is a free all-day event for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied youths ages 14 to 23. This year’s theme is “Queer Liberation History.”

Erin Hennessey of Portland Racial Justice Congress will be the keynote speaker. The event will also feature presentations from the University of Southern Maine’s LGBT Special Collections.

The Youth Summit offers workshops that are youth-led and/or co-facilitated on a variety of topics relating to LGBTQ history, activism, racial justice and sexual health and safety. Other activities offer opportunities for creative expression, including poetry and art.

Light breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided. Transportation, ride sharing and/or travel reimbursement are available.

The Maine Youth Summit is sponsored by the Maine Department of Education and the University of Southern Maine.

Attendees can register in person on the day of the event or online at www.outrightla.org.

FMI: www.outrightla.org, www.facebook.com/OutrightLA/, [email protected]


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