Gender-Sexuality Professional Alliance Group

Oct 22, 2019 9:00AM—Mar 24, 2020 12:00PM

Cost $1,000 members; ($1,500 non-members)

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Gender-Sexuality Professional Alliance Group

This working group of LGBTQ+* professionals will provide a unique opportunity for educators to connect in a confidential, respectful, and relaxed atmosphere. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of LGBTQ+ educators which continues well beyond the four meetings.

 

SESSION 1: October 22, 2019 at Head-Royce School

SESSION 2: December 10, 2019 at Head-Royce School

SESSION 3: February 6, 2020 at Head-Royce School

SESSION 4: March 24, 2020 at Head-Royce School

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This working group of LGBTQ+* professionals will provide a unique opportunity for educators to connect in a confidential, respectful, and relaxed atmosphere. The ultimate goal is to develop a network of LGBTQ+ educators which continues well beyond our four meetings.

Each meeting will provide time for participants to share stories, ask questions, celebrate successes and identify strategies to addresses any challenges or concerns presented. In addition, we will explore a particular theme which will help guide and build upon your school’s capacity to understand and celebrate students, staff, and families of all genders and sexualities.

The specific themes covered will reflect the common interests and needs of the participants and naturally evolve over the course of the year. Possible themes may include:

  • Coming out and being out in the workplace
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ students and related social justice clubs
  • Working with families that hold a wide range of beliefs and perspectives
  • Identifying and problem-solving common questions and concerns
  • Incorporating historical and current event gender and sexuality lessons in class discussions
  • Building an LGBTQ+ inclusive school library
  • Reviewing resources within the community and beyond

* LGBTQ+ is a term that embraces a wide range of sexualities and genders including, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer.

FACILITATORS

LauraCartwright

Laura Cartwright

Laura Cartwright is the National Training Director for One Circle Foundation. Laura trains across the country and supports teachers, facilitators, and youth workers in providing restorative practices for youth in their setting. Additionally, she ushered in the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE) handbook and workshop series for affirming approaches and expansive practices with youth. Laura has nearly 30 years of experience working with youth in non-profits, athletics, and education. She most recently taught for 10 years at Julia Morgan School for Girls where she was the Athletic Director, 8th grade advisor, and Social Emotional Learning curriculum writer and teacher. She also was the advisor to the GSA at the school. Before teaching at JMSG, Laura worked in the non-profit sector serving youth in high risk situations in Detroit and later working to empower athletes of all abilities as the Vice President of Regional Sports at Special Olympics Northern California.
Tamisha_Williams

Tamisha Williams

Tamisha Williams is the Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California. She works with staff, faculty, parents, trustees, and administrators in creating an integrated program to further the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Tamisha earned her B.A. in Studio Art and Comprehensive Education from the University of Richmond and her M.Ed. in Family and Marriage Counseling from The College of William & Mary in Virginia, her home state. Her artistic and counseling background informs her recognition of the power of storytelling and her belief that movement and art are integral to healing. Tamisha currently serves on the People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) Board of Directors where she helps to coordinate networking and professional development opportunities for Northern California Bay Area educators and school communities. She will be the keynote speaker at CATDC’s Equity as Excellence Conference this summer and will co-lead two ongoing groups during the 2019-2020 school year.

SCHEDULE

Date: October 22, 2019

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

LOCATION

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.