The Montana Student Activism Summit was a one–day event dedicated to empowering young people and equipping them with the necessary tools to engage in environmental, racial, economic, and social justice issues across the state. The event brought together a diverse group of organizations, and focused on a range of topics. Throughout the day, the 150 student attendees were offered multiple opportunities for learning and engagement.

Pride Foundation sponsored the one-day summit, tabled at the event, and also provided a workshop on LGBTQ activism and the importance of involving young people in addressing the critical issues facing our community.

See below for a recap of the day through photos:

 

Handout for the Summit, including presentation summaries

Handout for the Summit, including presentation summaries

 

Abby Stoner, one of the organizers of the Summit, welcomes a participant to the event.

Abby Stoner, one of the organizers of the Summit, welcomes a participant to the event

 

Participants take a break over lunch to eat and talk about the skills they’ve learned.

Participants take a break over lunch to eat and talk about the skills they’ve learned

 

Pride Foundation tabling materials!

Pride Foundation tabling materials!

 

Small group discussion about the issues facing the LGBTQ community beyond marriage equality.

Small group discussion about the issues facing the LGBTQ community beyond marriage equality

 

Another break-out group discussing various issues impacting the LGBTQ community and how to address them.

Another break-out group discussing various issues impacting the LGBTQ community and how to address them

 

Candid shot during my presentation on LGBTQ Activism

Candid shot during my presentation on LGBTQ Activism

 

Presenting my workshop on LGBTQ Activism

Presenting my workshop on LGBTQ Activism

 

Kim Leighton is Pride Foundation’s Regional Development Organizer in Montana. Email Kim.

 

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