Civil Rights


Enoch is seeking to address identity policing in queer youth communities, which undermines the safety of those communities and the ability of young people in those communities to advocate for themselves and others. Riese’s blueprint addresses the problems of internalized and externalized oppressive ideals that lead to identity policing. A lack of adequate anti-oppression training and education on queer possibility coupled with constant client rollover in queer youth spaces institutionalizes the problem, and the assumption that safer space agreements do enough work to actually keep everyone safe prevents us from addressing the issues at their core.