FORUM: Iowa 4-H, May 19

The Struggle Between Discrimination Against vs. Inclusion of LGBTQ+ & Other Minority Youth

John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, former executive director of Iowa 4-H, will speak about his efforts to make Iowa 4-H more inclusive of racial and ethnic minority youth and to implement Obama-era policies to make it more welcoming to LGBTQ+ youth as well. He will also share about the push-back he then received over this from the Trump administration and conservative media campaigns, after which Iowa State University Extension fired him from this position and withdrew these policies. Sponsored by the Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team.