Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.
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.

At a Glance

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


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


  • 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
Developed by:

NEA Center for Social Justice

Last Updated: February 23, 2021


Audience Role

  • Education Support Professional
  • Teacher


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School

Session Length

2 hours minimum

Session Format

Virtual, In-Person, or Blended

Request a Training

Ready to advance racial and social justice with us? Complete the form below to request a training. We will respond within 2 business days.

We look forward to working with you!

  • Current Zone
  • Contact
  • Location
  • Dates
  • Training
  • Information
  • Shipping
  • Accomodations
  • Complete
NOTE: Trainings are only for members of the National Education Association. If you are not a member, please work with your state or local affiliate to make your request or it will be automatically denied.

Zone Information

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

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.
Young activist with megaphone

Education Justice

Visit NEA EdJustice to find ways you can take action and fight for racial, social, and economic justice in public education.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.