‘Be Brave, Be You’ leadership conference for youth

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SCUSD’s Connect Center held its second annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 6, at Sol Collective.

Titled “Be Brave, Be You,” the conference attracted 35 students from schools throughout SCUSD.The all-day event included discussions, workshops and panels to discuss the issues that LGBTQA youth and students face in schools.

School Board Member Jay Hansen participated on a panel, along with local rapper Century Got Bars, Sacramento City Police Department Officer Michael Edell, US Air Force veteran Amada Arredondo, Gender Health Center Office Manager Rachael Hudson and Attorney Miles Whitney.

The speakers provided invaluable insight and motivation that these youth will not soon forget!