RCDSB’s LGBTQ+ Youth Forum

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is proud to present a new partnership with the Renfrew County School Board. June 1st was the launch of RCDSB’s LGBTQ+ Youth Forum at Algonquin College in Pembroke.

RENFREW LGBTQ+ Youth Forum June 1st, 2016
9:00-9:30am REGISTRATION
9:30-9:45 Welcome Renfrew Staff (Jacqueline?)
9:30-9:45 Indegenous Opening Julie Paradis
9:45:-10:30 Keynote Youth Panel on Cisexism and Heterosexism Charlie, Logan, Blue, Kole
10:45-11:45
Session 1 Workshops
Trans 101 Logan Younge and Charlie Forbes
GRIS Workshop (FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS) Blue Hunter-Moffatt and Kole P.
Approaching Gender & Sexual Diversity: A Toolkit for LGBTQ Identities (STAFF ONLY) Jessica Azevedo
Feminism is for Everyone Mylene Cote
Agokwe/Agokwe nini ( 2 spirit) peoples Julie Paradis
11:45-12:30 LUNCH
12:30-1:30
Session 2 Student Workshops
Trans 101 Logan Younge and Charlie Forbes
GRIS Workshop (FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS) Blue Hunter-Moffatt and Kole P.
Approaching Gender & Sexual Diversity: A Toolkit for LGBTQ Identities (STAFF ONLY) Jessica Azevedo
Feminism is for Everyone Mylene Cote
Agokwe/Agokwe nini ( 2 spirit) peoples Julie Paradis
1:30-1:45 CLOSING

Agokwe/Agokwe nini ( 2 spirit) peoples with Julie Paradis (STAFF AND STUDENTS)

This workshop is an interactive piece that seeks to:

-Build awareness of the impact colonization on Indigenous gender and sexuality

-Explore the differences between sex, sexuality, identity and spirituality

-Returning to Traditional knowledge and Teachings of our people
Trans 101 with Charlie Forbes and Logan Young (STUDENTS ONLY)

A look at the history of trans identity, and gender non-binary people from young people’s perspectives. We’ll discuss what transgender means, and what life is like when one doesn’t identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, whether that means living inside or outside of male and female binary. Participants will come away with real action steps on how to improve the lives of their trans peers, how to speak about trans people respectively inside and outside of school, and how they can pursue more information, and conduct individual research on the topic.
GRIS Workshop with Blue Hunter-Moffatt and Kole P. (FOR STAFF & STUDENTS)

This presentation explores LGBTQ+ issues and is led by trained facilitators who share their personal experiences. The program seeks to break down stereotypes and myths surrounding the queer community. The presentation engages participants in understanding the consequences of their actions and how to stop bullying through a Q and A style dynamic. Trust us, this workshop is very interactive and A LOT of fun!

Feminism is for Everyone with Mylene Cote (STUDENTS ONLY)

OMG, I said the dirty F-word.  But what does feminism mean anyway?  Why were all those women burning bras in the 60s?  Why should we care now? In this interactive and dynamic workshop will take you through some of the major theories and topics of feminism so you can learn how to use feminism in your life to create positive change. We will ask: what defines being a feminist and who can be one? It is our goal to conclude that EVERYONE CAN BE
Approaching Gender & Sexual Diversity: A Toolkit for LGBTQ Identities with Jessica Azevedo (STAFF ONLY)

This workshop will train educators on understanding LGBTQ identities and give them tools to educate about LGBTQ Identities. This workshop is prompted by a conversation about some of the obstacles teachers face in making their classroom a safe and inclusive space and then discussion some pro-active solutions!