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Degree Name

MA in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations

First Advisor

Dr. John Ungerleider


This paper is a guide for a student engagement curriculum for the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus(PGMC). Included are the theoretical frameworks for youth empowerment and development, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and more (LGBTQ+) empowerment, and intercultural training design and facilitation that are at the center and the considerations an intercultural trainer and youth programmer and facilitator should constantly regard. The main purpose of this is to put forth a document that PGMC, as well as any group or organization, can use to empower LGBTQ+ young people, as well as their straight allies, and to develop leaders in their schools and communities. The Philadelphia Community has an issue with bullying in middle and high schools. Much of the bullying is targeted at students who are, or are perceived to be LGBTQ+. The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC) is a musical organization in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area that utilizes choral music and performance to celebrate difference, foster acceptance, and inspire positive social change in the community. This curriculum was developed to support the empowerment of LGBTQ+ young people through music, intercultural learning, community development, and leadership development.


Art Education | Civic and Community Engagement | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Leadership Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Music | Other Geography | Politics and Social Change


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