Affirming Diversity workshops for staff and students
23 July 2012
3.30 - 5.30pm (and 30 July 2012)
Attendance: Open to University of Auckland staff & students from all identities.
For further information contact: Mary-Anne McAllum email@example.com
A forum on sexual/gender identity and same sex attractions
A unique opportunity to join with staff and students from the Epsom campus community to discuss the impacts that social and cultural factors have on relationships, in particular, the impacts of stereotyping and discrimination against individuals on the basis of gender and sexual orientation.
Workshop Part One:
Monday 23 July 3.30 - 5.30pm
‘Back to basics’ – Present day language and concepts including:
- Sexuality and gender identity – What is the difference?
- What does the term ‘pansexual’ mean?
- What is ‘Trans’?
- What is ‘Fa’afafine’?
Within a tertiary education context what is the experience for lesbians, gay men, bisexual, queer and gender queer people?
How can we as leaders and educators foster a more inclusive and supportive culture?
Workshop Part Two:
Monday 30 July 3.30 - 5.30pm
Develop the knowledge and interpersonal skills to support queer /questioning students
Practical applications on and off campus
Rainbow Youth Education Officer & Workshop Facilitator
Rainbow Youth is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation established in 1989 run by youth for youth. Rainbow Youth’s vision is universal acceptance of the diversity of sexuality and gender in Aotearoa New Zealand. Its mission is to provide unbiased information and education regarding sexuality, gender, and identity to everyone in the community, in order to foster understanding and acceptance of diversity, while providing support, information, and advocacy services to queer and questioning youth, their friends and whanau.