Transcending the Binary conference this weekend


The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance is hosting “Transcending the Binary: Creating Affirming Spaces for our Trans Communities” on Friday, Oct. 29.

The keynote address will be by Myrl Beam, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, on The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project. Beamwill explore the history and current landscape of gender-expansive communities.

There will also be Professional Development workshops:

  • Meaningful Youth-Adult Partnership: Using Action Camp as a Case Study, led by Action Camp Leaders
  • Creating Affirming Environments, presented by Ruthie Moore, PHIMC Education and Training Manager
  • Supporting Trans and Gender Expansive Communities, presented by Grecia Magdaleno, PHIMC Policy and Advocacy Manager for Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Tickets are $50. For more information, please visit bit.ly/ISSARegistration or contact [email protected].



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