Queer Youth Dialogues
Advocating for a better future: exploring intersections between the climate,
peacebuilding and LGBTIQ youth movements
Date: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Time: 4pm Central European Summer Time
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Tuesday 19 October, 4 pm CEST"
This session of the Queer Youth Dialogues will explore and highlight the intersections between climate, peacebuilding and LGBTIQ youth movements' agendas, the challenges to acknowledge them, and the mutual benefits of doing so. The discussions will follow the format of a guided conversation, led by a youth activist. Attendees will have the chance to submit questions during their registration and throughout the event, using the Q&A function of Zoom. This event will feature two segments.
The first segment, named “Towards an Intersectional Future: Achieving Agenda 2030”, will invite speakers to reflect on the challenges and opportunities in working through an intersectional lens, and how Agenda 2030 and its holistic approach can be used as an analytical framework to do this. They will be asked to share examples of actions that take into account the multi-layered and complex challenges of our time, as well as intersecting identities of people, and how we can continue to push for more integration between different agendas.
The second segment will focus on “Intersectional Youth in Action: Climate Change & Peacebuilding''. Speakers will be asked to share their experiences as young LGBTIQ activists and how this informs their advocacy and activism. Speakers will reflect on how we can ensure that the change advocated for and by youth in different movements intersects with LGBTIQ issues.
The Queer Youth Dialogues are a series of programmatic events, trainings, and connection opportunities which invite LGBTIQ+ young people from around the world to engage, build capacity, network, and share their experiences. The Queer Youth Dialogues are facilitated in partnership with ILGA World, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and the Global Queer Youth Network.