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Presenter(s): Timothy Kordic, Judy Chiasson, PhD

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 am

Room: 307

Conference: Gender Odyssey Los Angeles

Program: Professional

Strategies to Build Affirming Schools

Creating safe and affirming school communities requires a multi-prong approach. This workshop will cover the cornerstones of social change: inclusive curriculum to increase knowledge; enumerated policies to set guidelines regarding behavior; and facilitated dialogues to promote affirming attitudes.  A special focus will be given to the SOGIE facilitated dialogues that the Los Angeles Unified School District have utilized for the past 25 years across the K-12 spectrum. Examples of curricula, programs, and resources used in elementary and secondary schools to strengthen our inclusive lens will be highlighted.