VT-HEC Flyer and Registration
The dynamics involved in supporting LGBTQ+ students are constantly evolving. Best practices can change quickly, but implementing new procedures takes time. Making cultural shifts that change hearts and minds, however, requires patience and persistence. If your school has already established gender-neutral bathrooms and/or updated other policies and practices to be inclusive of students of all genders and sexualities, it can be hard to imagine next steps.
Participants will learn to distinguish between different levels of commitment to inclusion and allyship. We will also define and understand the roles of implicit bias and intersecting identities in addressing challenges students may face at school. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies for coalition-building and shifting root causes of inequity at school. Join us as we explore the difference between increasing safety at school and creating genuinely affirming and celebratory environments for students of all genders and sexualities.