The 7th Annual Alberta GSA Conference will be held on Saturday November 17th, 2018, at Jasper Place High School on Treaty 6 land in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan (Edmonton) Alberta. Doors open at 9:00am and the conference ends at 4:10pm. Bring a digital (phone) or physical printed copy of your ticket with the QR code visible to make registration go faster!

Make sure you sign-up for the workshop types that fit who you are! Workshops are divided by different grades, and whether they are for just students, just teachers, or both. Check the workshop audience in the description when you sign up! There will also be a French workshop available each block, thanks to our partners at Francophonie Jeunesse de l’Alberta! Workshop attendees who have registered for workshops will be given priority if the workshop is full.

Almost all workshops in Block 1 will repeat again in Block 2. Block 3 will be activity & arts-based!
BLOCK 1: 11:10am - 12:20pm
BLOCK 2: 1:35pm - 2:45pm
BLOCK 3: 3:00pm - 4:10pm

The Chill Zone will be a quiet drop-in room available to hangout, do crafts, get tarot readings, and/or speak with a counselor if needed. Located in the STAR Program room (next to Room 183) the Chill Zone will be available during Block 1, 2, and 3.

The Smudge Space will be a drop-in gathering space and/or sharing circle where folks will be able to smudge and come together in community. Located in Room 128, the Smudge Space will be available during Block 1 and 2.

The entire conference takes place on the 1st floor with the exception of the cafeteria which is down a flight of stairs next to an elevator.
Washrooms will be all-gender with stalls and are wheelchair accessible.
An ASL Interpreter will be available for the keynote presentation as well as other workshops as needed.
There may be smudging in certain workshops, if you have severe allergies to smoke please inform the Workshop Ambassador so that a dry smudge can be performed instead.

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Hasina Juma

Keynote Speaker
Hasina is an advocate who is boldly raising awareness about bisexual people of colour, a group that is invisible in the Canadian communities of colour especially the South Asian and Muslim communities as well as marginalized within the LGBTQ2 community and society.
Through her digital platform, she uses her own lived experience to provide resources, tools, and support for bisexual people of color and their families. Her followers find her work as honest, insightful, inspiring and thought-provoking! Recently her advocacy work has been featured in newspapers, magazines and podcasts series which have a global reach. Examples include The Star Edmonton (A daily newspaper with a circulation of 135, 000), Sherwood Park News (a newspaper circulated to 32,000 households in Strathcona County), Bisexual Resource Network (a major not for profit in US), Curve Magazine (North America’s best selling magazine for bisexual and lesbian women), Anokhi Media (a trendy Canadian media outlet catering to individuals of South Asian descent) and Rising SheStar podcast (a series featuring purpose driven women to a global audience of 5,000 members).
Facebook & Instagram: @HasinaJuma99

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 17

9:50am MST