Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Trans training models presented at conference

Offered on Saturday, February 28 to conference attendees:

Why I Am Done With "Trans* 101": How To Push Past the Standard Model of Training
Minerva M, UC Santa Cruz

The widely accepted model of "basic trans training" for schools, workplaces, and pop feminism internet essays does a disservice to the vast majority of trans people. Too often, those facilitating these workshops sacrifice complexity and social context in the name of "meeting people where they are at." This workshop will examine what the standard model is lacking, and explore how we could make our teaching models more effective and more inclusive. It will suggest ways in which we could  ask more of our audience, while also enabling them to make safer spaces wherever they go. We will conclude by collaboratively developing a conceptual framework that will allow us to better teach the multiplicity of experiences lived by trans individuals in our society.