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The Alliance will be leading a workshop on Trans/Gender Inclusion policies at this year's Creating Change Conference. Presenters will include the Allaince's excutive director, Anthony Papini; policy and advocacy director, Owen Daniel-McCarter; youth committee leader, Zaiden Sowle and elementary school principal from the Berwyen South School District 100, Jeremy Majeski.

Session title: Transforming School Culture: Strategies for Trans/Gender Inclusion in K-12 Schools

Session description: Nationally, transgender middle and high school students experience hostile school climate and regular harassment from peers. 4 out of 5 National School Climate Survey student respondents reported feeling unsafe at school. This interactive session will examine how youth voices, school leadership, and a community organization dedicated to safe schools collaborated to transform a school district through the implementation of trans inclusive policies and creation of a gender support team in schools. Hear directly from students, school administrators, policy makers, and safe schools advocates on the process of creating and implementing a trans affirming policy and the impact it has on healthy student identity development. Attendees will also have the opportunity to work in small groups to discuss collaboration, implementation, and messaging strategies. Sample model policies and procedures will be provided to attendees.

Session date: The Session will be on Saturday, January 23rd from 10:45 - 12:15

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Earlier Event: January 13
Prevent School Violence Illinois (PSVI)
Later Event: October 8
Safe Schools Symposium 2017