What you will learn:

Why do bathrooms come up so often in conversations around transgender people? This session will look at some of the recent "bathroom bills" and related laws and consider what is really at stake in political and media representation of transgender people. What are we really talking about when we end up talking about bathrooms? This session will pry the cover back on the conversation and dig into the guts of the matter: patriarchy, hierarchy, and power. The session will also engage with broader thinking about space and gender in social and professional environments. This is a great “deeper dive” for groups who have already done some 101 work on gender.

About the instructor:

Alex Myers teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy. Since coming out as transgender in 1995, he has worked with schools to help them support transgender students and become more gender inclusive. Alex is also a novelist whose works explore gender, identity, and history. His novels include RevolutionaryContinental Divide, and The Story of Silence.

His most recent book, Supporting Transgender Students, is a guide to help schools learn the basics of what gender is and why it matters in education. Drawing on his 25 years of experience working with schools and transgender students, this book considers how transgender and gender non-conforming youth experience the classroom, the playing field, and other school contexts. Alex is now expanding his lessons and stories beyond schools and into the work place.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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