Working with Trans and Non-Binary Youth
Working with Trans and Non-Binary Youth featuring Aidan Key
Wedesday, May 12, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
ZOOM MEETING INFO: Click to join. Meeting ID: 961 9135 2881; Passcode: 640682
Workshop: In this workshop you will gain a better understanding of working with transgender and non-binary students and learn multiple ways to support them in the school environment. We will address the needs of youth, discuss laws, name/pronouns, access to facilities (spoiler alert: It's not about bathrooms!), working with parents and current trends. We will lead an open discussion for Q&A and to share resources for faculty/staff.
Bio: Aidan Key is an educator, author, speaker, and community organizer. As a transgender man active in LGBTQIA rights, Key's ground-breaking work includes developing policies and procedures for the equality of transgender children in schools grades K-12, comprising challenging topics such as gender neutral bathrooms, transgender students' athletic participation (including locker rooms), privacy and disclosure of transgender status, and name and gender changes. Some of Key’s trans student inclusion policy work includes the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Michigan Department of Education, Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and Seattle Public Schools.
Key’s other accomplishments include being the founder of the Gender Odyssey conference, co-founder of Gender Spectrum, as well as the co-founder of Translations, Seattle’s Transgender Film Festival.