Providence walks with Youth Pride Inc.!
When: Saturday June 20, 2015
Parade begins at sunset, approximately 7:30pm
Where: The ‘Illuminated Night Parade’ kicks off in Downtown Providence, traveling Dorrance Street to Washington Street and ending on Elm Street, the reviewing stand.
For more information on the event visit www.prideri.com
During this year’s Pride Parade, Providence Roller Derby will be skating, walking and standing in support with the young people of Youth Pride Inc. (YPI) Alexis Hall (or as Providence Roller Derby knows her, Lexi Lawless), one of Providence’s newest recruits, is doing her part by connecting her love for roller derby and passion for working with YPI youths and their allies.
“I think that roller derby offers a good example of a way to be connected to other queers and allies outside of bar culture, so I want to share that with everyone who is not aware.” – Alexis Hall
Alexis’ previous work as an advisor to the Gay Straight Alliance led her to Youth Pride Inc as a Youth Worker. As part of YPI, she works at the drop-in center connecting with youth and planning programs for them to learn and have fun. This will be Halls’ first year at the Pride RI parade and admits she has no expectations but hopes to have fun!
Youth Pride Inc. provides support, advocacy, and education for Rhode Island’s LGBTQQ youth and their allies ages 13-23. They offer a drop-in center, weekly support groups for LGBTQQ and trans youth, individual counseling, leadership opportunities, and community GSA organizing.
Youth Pride Inc. also facilitates workshops and trainings on LGBTQQ topics for a wide variety of audiences. Through the use of interactive activities and discussions about the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism, educators, service providers, employers, and youth are provided tools for change that lead to safe, inclusive communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) individuals.
If you’re looking for more information, ways to volunteer or want to join in on the fun June 20th visit www.youthprideri.org.
About Providence Roller Derby:
“Providence Roller Derby is a non-profit organization that is self-governed and dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of our skaters and community by participating in local events and activities while working to increase recognition of the sport of women’s flat-track roller derby. We strive to advance our organization by encouraging teamwork, dedication, and the cultivation of the individual talents and strengths of all our members.”