Trans Competency Training: November 10

Trans Competency Institute with July Westhale

Gender Allyship & Empowerment Workshop

{ for educators, community workers, family members }

Saturday, Nov 10, 8:30-12:30pm                                                                                                
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning / 47 Pennington St                     

K12 educators are uniquely positioned to intervene early in systemic bullying in the classroom, and to circumnavigate transphobia/transmisogynist thought before it takes root. If we operate from the understanding that systems produce the results they’re meant to, then not only is starting the process of deconstructing hate speech and violence early encouraged, it’s absolutely vital.

This half-day workshop seeks to introduce guiding concepts of empowerment for trans and gender creative youth in the K12 community and beyond. Focusing on education, allyship, advocacy, and competency, we will discuss, strategize, and learn methods for incorporating these tactics into classroom & social environments, as well as pedagogy, and includes a content-rich, experiential morning with light fare and morning beverages.

Learn gender / trans competency and trauma awareness, the importance of normalizing language, non-judgemental approaches, and advocacy.

Facilitated by July Westhale

Contact for updates on scholarship info. We are working on it!

Registration: $60
Register here.

July Westhale is a writer, activist, and educator who works in the greater Bay Area of California. She teaches trans competency and trauma awareness to medical students and professionals, stressing the importance of normalizing language, non-judgemental approaches, and advocacy. In her medical work, she emphasizes reducing patient anxiety during sensitive exams, as well as maintaining a gender-neutral atmosphere and deconstructing the stigma of reproductive health. In the classroom, she practices the Universal Design Learning model, which centers on creating education that is as accessible as possible, by making use of a broad range of media and tactics to include a wide demographic of students. She is a medical educator at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Touro University, Sutter Health, Samuel Merritt College, and San Francisco State, and teaches humanities at Cogswell College and Los Medanos College.