Much of our society and the systems within it live as if the world exists in binary form. Male/female. Masculine/feminine. Man/woman. Either/or. The “both/and/neither/nor” identities inherent in transgender, gender creative, and gender fluid students (and coworkers) can bring up questions and concerns. This workshop is designed to address them.
This free workshop, only open to CEA members, will take place May 16 at the Sheraton Hartford South in Rocky Hill and be presented by Robin P. McHaelen, MSW. McHaelen is the founder and current Executive Director of True Colors, Inc. and the co-author of several books and articles on LGBT youth concerns.
This engaging workshop will help participants:
- Differentiate between orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression
- Identify the critical concerns and obstacles unique to transgender, gender fluid, and non-binary students, K-12 as well as faculty and staff
- Understand the expectations of Connecticut’s non-discrimination statutes with regard to sexual and gender minority students, faculty, and staff
- Identify helping strategies, tools, and ideas for ensuring that your school climate welcomes and affirms every member of your school community
The workshop is presented by CEA’s Human & Civil Rights Commission. Registration and light dinner begin at 4:00 p.m. and the program will run 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.