Chelsea Farrar

Curator of Community Engagement, UAMA

Chelsea Farrar

Curator of Community Engagement, UAMA
CHELSEA AND RUSS' TALK [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]:

Nearly three decades of research documents that LGBTQ+ youth think about and attempt suicide at alarmingly higher rates compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers. The differences in outcomes are explained by youths’ experiences with discrimination and stigma in society. The million-dollar question: How can LGBTQ+ youth survive and thrive in this hostile environment? Mapping Q is an arts-based suicide prevention program for LGBTQ+ youth in Arizona. This talk will provide insight and inspiration into how Mapping Q provides youth with the language, tools, and voice to overcome societal discrimination and stigma. The Mapping Q research collaboration suggests the key ingredients to LGBTQ+ youth survival and thriving are access, being seen, representation, and having a voice.

ABOUT CHELSEA

As the Curator of Community Engagement at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Chelsea Farrar cultivates strategic partnerships and initiates collaborations for on and off-site activities and initiatives between the museum, the community, faculty, and students.

Chelsea writes and speaks on museum education and community programs. Chelsea has over ten years’ experience in teaching in museums, college, and K-12 classrooms. Her work with community engagement through the arts has included several award-winning community programs and exhibitions involving LGBTQ-youth, military families, and adults with disabilities.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 Speakers Innovators
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Headshot of SXSW Speaker Chelsea Farrar

WONDER HOUSE @ SXSW 2022 Talk:

The Power of Representation in Preventing LGBTQ+ Youth Suicide

Saturday, March 12, 5 p.m.
Surround Stage