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Social Justice Trainings Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues
Professional Learning

Exploring Connections: The Intersections of Race, Gender, Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

This expanded module provides educators with an overview of race, gender, and sexual orientation and explores how the intersections of these and other social identities affect students. The module also offers opportunities for educators to practice identifying, interrupting, and dismantling systems of oppression that affect LGBTQ+ and BIPOC students.
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At a Glance

This unique workshop explores the intersections of gender, race, and LGBTQ+.

Topics

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equity
  • LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Positive School Environments
  • Professional Leadership
  • Racial & Social Justice

Outcomes

  • Define race, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Describe the impact that intersecting social identities have on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals
  • Explain the difference between systemic oppression and systemic privilege
  • Develop a plan to support students who, as a result of their intersecting, marginalized identities, often face systemic barriers and disadvantages
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NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: 02/23/2021

Details

Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher

Grade

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

2 hours minimum

Session Format

Virtual, In-Person, or Blended

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This module is part of our Safety, Bias, & LGBTQ+ Issues series.

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