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Registration

General registration is planned to open in early March. There will be virtual and in-person options. We ask that every school, group, or club limit their registration to 10 people per building. In-person registration is generally first come, first serve and will be limited to about 350 people. 

Registration questions include:

  • Chosen name and email

  • Role and organization

  • Health and Safety agreement, allergen information and general accommodation needs 

  • T-shirt size

  • Transportation Information

  • Breakout Session Choices

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BAMM Pride Summit

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Dates & Times

Friday May 5th, 2023. 
BAMM typically lasts about a full school day. See last years agenda below!

Location

Grand Valley State University

Audience

This summit is for LGBTQ+ youth in Michigan. There will be some sessions available for supportive adults and advisors who are accompanying youth.

May 5th, 2023

Planning for the 9th annual BAMM Pride Summit, hosted by MOASH and Grand Valley State University, is officially underway! We are currently looking for presenters and sponsors. If you would like to present at the BAMM Pride Summit, fill out our presenter application by January 31st, 2023. If you would like to sponsor the summit, review our sponsor application or donate directly to MOASH and label your donation as for the BAMM Pride Summit. 

About the summit: 2023's BAMM Pride Summit will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, with plans for both in-person and virtual participation options. In-person activities will take place at Grand Valley State University. While the BAMM Pride Summit has typically been held in March, we hope the new May date will provide safer weather and travel conditions for those traveling across the state. The summit is for LGBTQIA+ middle and high school youth to spend a day learning, connecting, and building community! Adults and GSA advisors who are bringing youth to the summit are also welcome to attend - consider making the BAMM Pride Summit a field trip for your GSA! For full info about the summit, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document

Building a Movement for Michigan (BAMM) Pride: An LGBTQIA+ Youth Summit

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Schedule

The exact schedule for the 2023 BAMM Pride Summit is still being finalized. Below is an example Summit agenda for reference and planning.

Example BAMM Pride Summit agenda:

  • 9-9:30am: Breakfast and in-person arrival

  • 9:30-10:15am: Welcome and community building

  • 10:25-11:25am: Breakout session 1

  • 11:25am-1:05pm: Lunch and activities

  • 1:05-1:50pm: Keynote activity

  • 2-3pm: Breakout session 2

  • 3-3:30pm: Closing

History

School Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) clubs can be a haven of safety and support for LGBTQ+ young people and their allies.  In 2014, MOASH was awarded a 3-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) to build the capacity of GSA clubs in schools across Michigan.  MOASH conducted assessments of GSA functioning, developed a model program for GSA organizational development, provided in-person and technical assistance, and created an annual statewide summit for LGBTQIA+ youth.  While the grant term has ended, MOASH continues to host the annual summit with the generous sponsorship of Grand Valley State University, and provides assistance to GSA clubs and adult allies of LGBTQ+ students where possible.

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