A Day of Performing and Creative Arts for Youth at Affirmations

BTL Staff
By | 2018-05-09T12:41:45+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

When the Affirmations LGBTQ community center was founded in the late ’80s it dedicated itself to providing a safe, supportive space for all members of the LGBTQ community, outlining a mission statement that highlights those goals:
“Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe!”
Today, the Ferndale-based space provides a variety of services for its members and especially LGBTQ youth. On Saturday, May 5, they will be hosting a “Just Like Art” event for their Youth Workforce.
The event’s description outlined that youth can participate in, “acting, singing, performing and selling art pieces in the Recess Cafe for an afternoon of entertainment.”
The event will begin at 2 p.m. and include spoken word performances, an ocarina concert, vocal performance and a variety of skits. The event will last until 6 p.m.
Popcorn, water and coffee will also be available for purchase.
For more information about the event and how to get involved, reach out to Ian Unger at iunger@goaffirmations.org or call 248-398-7105. Affirmations is located at 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Its website is goaffirmations.org.

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