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Co-sponsored by the Caucus of Working Educators Black Lives Matter Week of Action and the Trans Literacy Project
  • Monday, February 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Penn LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce Street

Featuring: Hazel Edwards (Attic Youth Center), Sonalee Roshatwar (Social Worker and Community Organizer), Alma Shepard-Matsuo (Dobbins CTE High School), Shani Akilah (Black and Brown Workers Cooperative) 

The third workshop of our series focuses on support for trans educators in school, nonprofit, advocacy, and university spaces. With trans and allied discussants, "Supporting Trans Educators" aims to promote discussion on improved access, retention, and advancement of trans people both in their educational careers and in their ongoing efforts to combat transphobic culture. Building on previous workshops' efforts to better integrate trans literacy into various practices, this workshop will hone in on workplace cultures to ask questions like, how can we curb the burden of work placed on trans educators in cis-normative spaces? How can we protect trans folks in the workplace whether out or not? And what resources or strategies are available to trans folks hoping to make changes in spaces with varying degrees of trans literacy? What can allies do to better support trans co-workers and help lead the charge in changing cis-normative cultures?

This workshop is part of the Trans Literacy Project, an initiative sponsored by the Alice Paul Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The Trans Literacy Project (TLP) is a series of cross-discipline, cross-community conversations designed to advance trans literacy across and beyond the university. TLP workshops and panels feature the insights of non-binary, trans, gender nonconforming and allied activists, academics, teachers, learners, and leaders. Offering resources for educators, activists, and allies both experienced and new, the series strengthens our collective capacity for generating pedagogical and public spaces of trans literacy and liberation. For more information on the project and ongoing events through 2018-2019, click here. All events are free and open to the public.