It Gets Better
St. Paul’s will host two events presented by the It Gets Better Project. The Project’s mission is to “communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”
The it gets better Experience
Wednesday, April 19 • 6:30-8:00pm
In this assembly-style session, artists perform selected scenes and songs from It Gets Better and share personal narrative about the harms of bullying and ways in which they have overcome adversity. There will also be the opportunity for Q & A. This session is suitable for junior high and high school age youth, and adults are also welcome to attend.
Friday, April 21 • 3:30-4:30pm
A select group of It Gets Better tour company artists engage participants in a stimulating dialogue about topics and issues related to the touring project. Company members do not serve as experts; rather, they draw on their personal and professional experiences to share stories, case study scenarios, and provocative questions to generate meaningful conversation. The philosophy of the It Gets Better tour is that the answers to every community’s questions can be found within that community. General topic areas include bullying, school and classroom climate for LGBT students, supporting at-risk students, and using It Gets Better Project videos in classrooms and small group settings.