Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Saturday, June 20 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Out in the System: LGBTQ Youth and CPS

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LGBTQ youth of color are disproportionately impacted by child welfare agencies, yet their voices are often silenced and minimized. The Ruth Ellis Center and participants will explore the experiences of LGBTQ youth of color within Wayne County Michigan’s Child Protective Services. We will discuss the results of a youth-led participatory action research project and a short video. REC youth and staff will provide participants with examples and best practices on how to center youth voices and experiences through research and advocacy.


Bria Brown

Ruth Ellis Center
Tom Molina-Duarte is the youth advocacy & leadership coordinator at the Ruth Ellis Center, a LGBTQ Youth Services Agency based in Highland Park, Detroit. He coordinates the Out in the System Project at the Ruth Ellis Center.

Brion Edwards

Ruth Ellis Center

LaMontez Tanner

Ruth Ellis Center

Saturday June 20, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 213
  Panel - Presentation