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Affirmation Conference Workshops

This year, a new approach is being taken to how workshops have been organized.

There will be eight different “workshop tracks,” each representing a specific area of interest or a specific need.

There will be tracks specifically for parents and allies, church leaders, and youth.

Three tracks will focus on areas requested by previous conference participants: “Personal Well-Being,” “Relationships and Dating,” and “Community Building and Intersectionality.”

Two tracks will focus on spirituality, one on “Claiming our Faith as Mormons” (geared toward active and/or believing LDS) and another on “Faith Transitions” (geared toward those who wish to explore other faiths).

If participants wish, they can focus on a single area of interest and follow that track through all the available workshop sessions, or they can mix and match and move from one track to another.

The workshops are being designed with a hands-on, participatory approach in mind. Facilitators may present some information when that is needed for informed discussion, but most of the time will be spent in dialog, story-sharing and exploration.

Here are the workshops as presently constituted (though some details may change between now and conference):

COMMUNITY BUILDING AND INTERSECTIONALITY TRACK

The Problem of Patriarchy

Building Intersectional Awareness

Gender Fluidity, Sexual Fluidity, Asexuality

PERSONAL WELL-BEING TRACK

Self-Care

Self-Acceptance

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training

RELATIONSHIPS AND DATING TRACK

Effective Communication in Relationships

Dating and Sexuality for LGBTQ+ Mormons

Spirituality in Relationships

FAITH TRANSITIONS TRACK

Deciding Which Values and Beliefs to Keep

Embracing a New Spiritual Path

Managing Relationships with Active LDS Family, Friends and Church Members/Leaders Post-Policy

CLAIMING OUR FAITH AS MORMONS TRACK

LGBTQ+ People in Mormon Theology and Doctrine

Navigating Church Activity and Relationships Post-Policy

Personal Revelation and Spirituality

ALSO!

Affirm Talks

Mama Dragons Story Project

 

 

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