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Friday, May 31 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Gender in the Classroom: A Panel with Educators

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Moderated by GLSEN's Education Associate, Jamey Jesperson, this panel presentation and Q&A with delve into the topic of navigating gender identity and expression in the school classroom. Seasoned educators and practitioners will share their experiences providing support to trans and gender nonconforming youth from elementary to secondary school levels. The panelists come with expertise in early childhood education, political education and peer education in middle and high schools, supervising Genders and Sexualities Alliances (GSAs), and managing afterschool programs for students. This workshop will focus heavily on applied best practices of making the classroom a safe and inclusive environment for trans and gender nonconforming students, and how to facilitate conversations around gender with all students in the school community.

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D. M. Maynard

D. M. Maynard, MS/MA, a veteran teacher with 30+ years’ experience and Founder/Director of Maynard’s W.I.S.D.O.M., Inc., an Education Service. She has spoken at conferences within the U.S. and throughout the world, supporting gender diversity for children and giving voice to the... Read More →

Johanna Burgos

Johanna Burgos: works with middle school to college age teens providing political education and peer development; while working with adult professionals and caregivers on supporting young people.
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Jamey Jesperson

they/them/theirs, Education Track Lead
Jamey Jesperson is a non-binary transfemme educator, activist, and researcher based in New York City. In 2016, they completed their degree in Global Gender Studies at The New School after researching queer activist movements across the globe with a critical focus on trans and intersex... Read More →
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Lexx Gonzalez

Alex is a queer, gender fluid, latinx, single parent facilitator and educator. Alex is also an aspiring MSW student as their passion lies at looking at how systems of oppression negatively impact the mental health of marginalized people, particularly QTPOC. Currently their time is... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
East Elmhurst Room