Community Saturdays in London
On the last Saturday of the month we hold sessions for young people and their parents/carers in London. There are a few exceptions to this schedule – Pride in London, Trans Pride in Brighton, August as our summer picnic often falls on a different date, and our End of Year Showcase in December.
We run three groups on Community Saturday. They are:
- A new session for 8-11 year olds (7 year olds can attend with a parent present)
- A session for young trans people and their siblings aged 11-24
- A session for parents/ carers & family members in a building across the courtyard from the youth group
Who can come to our Saturday Sessions?
No matter how you identify, Gendered Intelligence's trans youth groups are open to all young trans people between 8 - 24 years (if you have a trans child who is under 8, please contact us for more information and support) - whether you're brand new to identifying as trans, or gender variant, still questioning your identity, or if you consider yourself to be post-transition or as having a trans history.
We strive to be fully inclusive of individuals who identify as non-binary, as well as male or female.
You do not have to be accompanied by a parent or carer, however if you are under 18, a youth worker will need to take the contact details of a next of kin in case of emergencies. There is no need to register in advance - just turn up on the day.
Siblings of young trans people who are between 8 - 24 are also welcome to these sessions.
Parents/carers of young trans, gender variant and questioning young people are welcome to come along to Saturday sessions. You do not have to be accompanied by a young person to attend.
If you would like to return to the group after your first session, we would ask you to become a parent/carer member
Upcoming Date and themes
There is no group on the last Saturday of April.
Saturday, 5th of May - Imagining Our Futures: Careers and Interests,
See more info about venue for Imagining Our Futures and timing below.
There will be no Under 12 group in April. It will return on the last Saturday in May, 26th of May.
Saturday, 26th of May - Future Families: Sharing Stores of Diverse Families, Plus Under 12s group
Future Families will replace our afternoon session from 2pm-6pm. It will take place at the usual setting of Underground Youth Club.
Imagining Our Futures 2018
Our annual carers and interests day for trans, gender diverse and questioning young people, Imagining Our Futures, is coming up on Saturday, 5th of May!
From 10am, there will be stalls with information about different careers, internships, campaigns and volunteering. Alongside the stalls, we'll have a drop in CV surgery where you can get 1:1 advice about improving your CV. You can also take part in a workshop about interview skills.
Our friends at Beyond the Binary will be there to talk about writing skills too.
From 2pm, there will be a panel of trans and/or non-binary adults talking about their experience of being trans at work or while pursuing other projects such as campaigning.
After the discussion there will be a chance to talk to our guests in smaller groups and answer any questions you have.
Information about the day
Date: Saturday, 5th of May 2018
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: National Union of Teachers, Hamilton House, Mabledon Pl, London WC1H 9BD
The venue has a lift and is wheelchair accessible
Sessions on the day
10am- 1.30pm: Stalls, CV surgery and workshops
Age range: 13-30
Parents/carers are welcome to come to the morning session for the last hour (from 12:30pm).
2pm-5.30pm: Panel and discussion about what it's like to be trans at work or while pursuing your interests (with invited guests)
Age range: 13-24
Parents/carers will leave the room to take part in their own group after the panel.
With the exception of Imagining Our Futures, youth sessions take place at The Underground Youth Centre, Piper Cl, London N7 8TQ (MAP)
Parents/carers sessions take place at Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Rd, London N7 8RH (MAP)
Ringcross Community Centre is one minute's walk from the Underground Youth Centre.
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