What you will learn:

This session will consider the speaker's own journey as a transgender person, the common narratives told about transgender people, and how those narratives can constrain the care offered to and accessible by transgender people. This session will give folks a chance to reflect on some of the historical and cultural context of (trans)gender, consider the development of terminology and concepts around gender, and the ways in which the healthcare system can underserve transgender individuals and how that might be changed.

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
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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