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Tuesday, October 29 • 9:45am - 11:45am
"Who Taught You That?" - Understanding Gender, Creating Affirming Spaces

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“The Transgender Tipping Point” was declared by TIME Magazine in 2014. Transgender people have been fighting for decades for presence in politics, media, and all facets of life. Questions about gender have entered the collective consciousness and are not going away. Many people understand that it’s vital to support marginalized youth in programs, but don’t know how. Others might question why our culture’s understanding of gender is worth examining at all. If you’re open to a paradigm shift and a generous helping of introspection, join us!

This activity-based workshop will explore:
-Where ideas about manhood and womanhood come from
-The harm that the gender binary inflicts on all of us
-The relationship between the “rules” of gender and colonialism
-What’s at stake for transgender and gender non-conforming youth
-How to create welcoming and affirming programs

Speakers
avatar for Lex Gavin

Lex Gavin

School's Out Washington
Lex Gavin has spent the last nine years formally training adult service providers on how to responsibly and responsively work with queer and trans communities, particularly youth. They served on Stonewall Youth’s Speaker’s Bureau and as a board member of Queer Youth Space as a... Read More →


Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:45am - 11:45am PDT
Rainier