Schedule of Events

(Zoom links will be sent to your email the week of the event)

Friday November 20th

6-9 pm: Poetry Slam with Brandi Fresco Carlini and Drag Show with Rebecca Mae and Friends

Saturday November 21st

9am: Live spinning with DJ GeXella

10:15: Session 1A: Ask the Doc

           Session 1B: Sex Education (youth only)

11:35: Keynote with GeXella: Allyship in Motion

12:45-1 pm: Lunch break

1-2 Session 2A: Art Break with Heather Denning

      Session 2B: Carry for Queer Youth

      Session 2C: Youth hangout

2:05: Ryan Cassata performance and Q & A

3:45: Call to Action and Closing


Registration is required but FREE! Sign up HERE!

Meet the Performers and Presenters

Sara Weinstein

is the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator at Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties. She has worked in the Public Health/ Health Education field for the past eight years. She earned her Master’s degree in Health Education from The College at Brockport, SUNY. Sara is passionate about teaching, working with young people, and making sex ed inclusive and affirming for all. Sara lives with her partner and cat in Buffalo, NY.


Simone Shuster-Zimicki

is the Health Educator Supervisor at Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties. She graduated from Canisius College in 2016 with a triple Bachelor’s in English, Creative Writing, and Communications. Since then, she has immersed herself in the Sexual Health Education field. She’s passionate about creating sexuality education resources that are inclusive, comprehensive, liberating, and accessible to the people in her community. With a passion for social justice and a long history with community involvement, she hopes to play a part in helping to change the way that youth in her community receive Sex Education. Simone is a mother, an artist, a collector of hobbies, and an advocate for her community.


Brandi Fresco Carlini

is a 23-year old local Erie MC with multi-faceted talents such as singing, dancing, painting, and various other art expressions. Her flows bring together people of all ages, using good rhythms with good intentions.





GeeXella (jee-EL-Luh)

Singer. Rapper. DJ. Organizer.They/Them — Capricorn Sun — AfroLatinxA bleeding heart, rainbow fueled, passionate nightingale has taken a form that is GeeXella. They are a singer, rapper, dj and community organizer. They use their passion for music as a vehicle to create intentional dance space for marginalized communities in the SOUTH. They are a community organizer and activist in Jacksonville, Florida. They believe in self expression
and hope to provide more community events for QTPOCS and Black folx (Queer, Trans, People of Color). Check out their work at



Ryan Cassata

is an award-winning singer-songwriter and actor, performer, published writer, LGBTQ+ activist, and motivational speaker based in Los Angeles. With features in, Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and The NY Daily News, Ryan has made the most of his career, which started when he was just 13. Check out his work at


This event was made possible by a special grant provided by ECGRA.