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Gender as a Landscape: Meeting Your Students Beyond the Binary
Work towards becoming trusted as someone who models empathy, compassion, and competency whenever gender arises in a conversation. While some trans+ and non-binary students are fine answering questions about gender, this can amount to undue emotional labor. This workshop starts from the premise that, as instructors, it is our jobs to take the responsibility for these conversations and not burden students with explaining their identities. You will learn how to create an empathetic and inclusive classroom space for trans+ and non-binary students who are multiply marginalized.
You’ll leave this experience able to define what it means to be trans+, nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, genderfluid, intersex, and two-spirit. You’ll be able to confidently explain the difference between gender assignment, gender expression, and gender identity. Registration is required by June 23rd.
Artifact: Attendees will be asked to create a mission statement that can be included on their syllabus illustrating how the most marginalized student of the LGBTQIA+ community will be safe in their classroom. This statement will support success for students with marginalized gender and model for cisgender students how their instructor values intersectionality.
Eligible participants will receive a $100 stipend for successfully completing this course.
This workshop falls under the AAC&U High-Impact Educational Practices of Global or Diversity Learning.