An autoethnography is a type of biography that examines how identity and personal experiences shape self. In this four-part workshop you'll draft your own autoethnography in the form of an essay or poem. We’ll further explore identity and self-acceptance through discussions and recommended readings. Teens interested in writing, culture, diversity and inclusive environments will enjoy this workshop. 1 hr. 30 mins. each session. For 6th—12th graders. Registration required.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post Film Viewing & Community Conversation
Sunday, June 23, 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Olathe Downtown Library
View the award-winning book adaptation, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and then stay for a community conversation led by the Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC). This coming-of-age film follows teenager Cameron Post after she gets caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen and sent away to a treatment center in a remote area called “God's Promise.” While she is being subjected to conversion therapies, she bonds with some fellow residents as they pretend to go along with the process while waiting to be released. Presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC). Refreshments provided.
Open Mic Night
Friday, June 28, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, OPL Teen Commons
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with an open mic night. Share your musical talents, poetry or personal stories. All teens are welcome to talk freely and be themselves in this safe, inclusive environment. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC). For 6th—12th graders.
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 pm, Indian Creek Library
“So, your child came out, now what?” Community organizations lead a discussion about the next steps in the LGTBQ parenting journey and shares resources on adjusting to parenting a LGBTQ child. Duration: 2 hrs. Presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC).