Project ‘Uwao' (Peacemakers)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Start Time: 

9:45 AM

End Time: 

11:15 AM
Photo: GSA_High_School_Leaders
Targeted audience: All youth, students, educators, community leaders, decision makers

This educational and experiential workshop is student-driven and lead by Gay, Straight Alliance (GSA) High School leaders in Hawaii’s schools.

Possibly everything you wanted to know about the experience of our LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and questioning) youth but were afraid to ask will be explored in this workshop. Facilitated by High School GSA leaders and co-facilitated by Val Crabbe, ALU LIKE and Sara Ka‘imipono Banks, videographer and educator for Center on Disability Studies.


Photo: Val Crabbe

Val Crabbe is the executive director of ALU LIKE

Photo: Sara Ka'imipono Banks

Sara Ka’imipono Banks is a videographer, faculty member and educator at the Center on Disability Studies, College of Education at the University of Hawai’i.

About GSA Hawaii

GSA Hawai’i is a project of the Life Foundation and a state network member of GSA Network, a national youth leadership organization that connects school and community based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

We support young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and we build the capacity of GSAs to achieve the following goals:

  • create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions,
  • educate the school community about homophobia, transphobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and
  • fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.