Thanks to the GSA Network, BreakOUT! enjoyed a peer exchange with the Missouri GSA Network in January to talk about the school-to-prison pipeline and criminalization of LGBTQ youth in our communities, especially transgender youth of color.
Over 2 days, young people gathered to learn from each other, breaking down experiences being criminalized in Missouri and New Orleans, visiting juvenile court, holding storycircles, and planning for next steps over po'boys and barbecue. We even took some time to write to BreakOUT! members currently in the prison pipeline to show them love and solidarity!
One of the Missouri GSA youth members had this to say:
BreakOUT! looks forward to continuing to build relationships with our friends in Missouri!