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Friday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Creating a Trans-Inclusive School from A-Z: Working with Parents, Educators, Students, and School Administration

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The formula for creating a school environment that is safe, inclusive, and affirming for transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive students is a multi-faceted one. This panel workshop will provide attendees insight into four of the most critical components of fostering a space where students can flourish--training educators, guiding school administration, providing counseling to parents and families, and encouraging youth organizing. Representatives from the NYC Department of Education, Ackerman Institute's Gender and Family Project, and GLSEN will come in conversation about the importance of these four elements in achieving trans-inclusion in schools.

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Delilah Seligman

she/her/hers, High School Program Lead
Delilah Seligman, MSW, is a Training & Capacity Building Associate for the Gender & Family Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Originally from Boston, Delilah studied psychology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, receiving her Masters in Social Work from Columbia... Read More →
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Sophia Arredondo

Sophia Arredondo is a first-generation queer femme of color and parent to two young adults. Prior to moving to NYC a month ago, she lived in San Diego for 24 years where she managed a program devoted to the well-being of LGBTQIA+ students in San Diego Unified School District. Before... Read More →

a.t. furuya

a.t. furuya identifies as an Transgender Queer Asian American Femme who uses they, them, and theirs pronouns. They are a U.S. Historian with an emphasis in LGBTQ studies. They have been working with youth for the last 17 years and specifically with transgender youth for the last seven... Read More →
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Shoshana Lief

Shoshana Lief, LMSW serves as the Family Support Manager for the New York City Department of Education. In her current role, she works with parents to help support and empower them through the various challenges they encounter. She specializes in the unique issues facing LGBT youth... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
East Elmhurst Room