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Gender Inclusion - Respecting Differences 2017 - April 12th

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
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Respecting Differences 2017 ~ Gender Inclusion

Speaker:  Scott Turner Schofield
Speaker Bio:  Scott Turner Schofield is an acclaimed diversity educator on transgender issues. His advocacy, in addition to the activism of community members, has significantly changed the nondiscrimination policies of colleges and corporations across the United States.
 With extraordinary skill and compassion, in his workshops and presentations Schofield meets every individual exactly where they are on their knowledge of gender, biological sex, and sexuality, and facilitates their own expansion on these topics. He co-creates the conversation with each audience group, blending his expertise as a Trans advocate with the pace of the conversation taking place in the room. As every person experiences gender in their own way, he strives to offer a framework for looking at these topics - not a one-size-fits-all “answer” to a “problem.”
     His style is light and entertaining, blending in moments of storytelling and allowing personal questions in order to engage his audience’s emotional intelligence, to seal the “hearts and minds” aspect of advocacy that is so important.

 
Learning Objectives:  The Respecting Differences event is an annual event sponsored by several public organizations for the purpose of making our organizations and employees more accepting and understanding of others of diverse background and circumstance.  The goal with each presentation is move participants to:

     (1) confront discrimination and intolerance, or at least become more tolerant, and/or

     (2) open mind, eyes and ears to different perspectives, and/or

     (3) learn how to appreciate variances and exist and work together successfully despite those differences. The more specific purpose of understanding the complex issue of gender inclusion is to help participants see things “through the eyes” of others.   

Presentation Date:  Two presentations on April 12, 2017
Presentation Times:  9:30–11:00 am & 1:30–3:00 pm
Location:   Miller Auditorium, 2200 Auditorium Drive, Kalamazoo Mi 49006 (on the campus of WMU)

Contact Information:   Julie Helmer, Program Manager, Workforce Development and Clinical Training, Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

jhelmer@kazoocmh.org  (269) 364-6950


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