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Friday, May 31 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Feel It In Your Bones: Challenging White Supremacy and Improving Outcomes for Trans Youth Through Narrative and Gender Embodiment Practices

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What do sci-fi, memes, and synaesthesia have to teach us about gender? And how does white supremacy culture impact the construction of gender and transness? Furthermore, how do we address and challenge these impacts to build resilience? Join us and find out! This interactive workshop brings together presenters from the fields of mental health and education to engage participants in an exploration of the somatic aspects of gender as well as how these are communicated to others. Through a historical and non-exploitative lens, we will also witness voices and narratives of gender variance from various cultures. These will both address the crucial role of storytelling—and ancestral wisdom—as well as the representation of gender expansive beings in improving outcomes for youth. By allowing participants to gain concrete strategies as well as experience the activities they can bring home, this workshop offers an extra layer of skill-building and reinforcement.

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Aida Manduley

Aida Manduley, LCSW is an award-winning Latinx activist, therapist, and educator known for big earrings and building bridges. At the core of Aida’s work is a strong set of anti-oppressive values, an insatiable curiosity for others’ perspectives, and a powerful work ethic. They... Read More →
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Chahney Young

Mx. Chahney Young is a Brooklyn-based Program Developer and Facilitator, focusing specifically on topics of identity and community development, healthy and constructive communication, trauma-informed practice, and program/curriculum design and implementation. An artist and maker... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2019 9:45am - 11:00am EDT
Fairfield Room