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Schedule of Appearances


Upcoming Engagements
Council For Relationships, Philadelphia - Wednesday, June 1: 1pm

Gender Spectrum and Family Therapy Intensive*

"Cultural shifts in gender roles, gender expression and the emergence of previously unacknowledged gender identities, are having an impact on couples, families and our heteronormative, gender binary-based view of relationships and family therapy. This intensive will provide foundational information for the new discourse of gender, gender identities and sexual orientation. We will explore the richness of gender diversity as well as the challenges of gender nonconformity for individuals, couples and families."

Closed Session

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference - Saturday, June 11: 10:30-11:30am, room 121A

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group for Men of Trans Experience
As masculine individuals it is often difficult to find safe spaces to discuss experiences with sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Many violence support groups are geared toward women or are women-only spaces. This workshop is designed for survivors who want to talk about their experiences with sexual and domestic violence, navigating exclusion from sexual and domestic violence support groups, and the possibility of creating inclusive spaces and programs for trans/intersex/masculine individuals, men, and men of trans experience who have survived violence.

Open to survivors only

Stay Tuned for More

We're planning a few trips in and outside of New England over the next six months. Watch this page for updates, or you can stay in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or email! Contact us to request a workshop or presentation in your area.

*An asterisk denotes a workshop or panel that is facilitated by an entity other than TEACH Alliance where one or more members of our organization participated.

Recent Engagements
List of Engagements

We have given countless presentations over the past several years. You can view a list of our past presentations to see where we have presented, and the kind of work we typically do. The sessions below are our most recent selection of presentations.

Hanover High School - February 2016

Gender Socialization
What is the difference between gender and sex? Is gender hard-wired, or learned, or both? What happens when people don't feel comfortable in the gender that was assigned to them at birth? This presentation offers and introduction to gender socialization and how it relates to trans* experiences. For high school juniors and seniors.

Closed Session

First Event Conference

Running Trans Support Groups - January 23, 2016
General Audience

You don't need to be a therapist to run a support group. In fact, most support groups began with grassroots organizers. So come learn how to run a support group! We'll cover starting, maintaining and trouble-shooting support groups. We'll discuss the differences in providing groups for trans adults, trans youth, partners/spouses of trans folk, parents of trans youth, children of trans parents, other SOFFAs of trans folk, and trans violence survivors. We'll discuss running one-time versus recurring groups, and how to identify the needs of your communities.

Telling Our Stories - January 23, 2016
We all have incredible stories to write, but sometimes we struggle to get started. Come learn to write your story! From generating ideas, to developing a draft, to finding an outlet for publishing--this workshop will guide you through the writing process. We'll cover the basics of writing short stories, autobiographies, oral history, and other forms of non-fiction. You can write for fun, write to communicate, or write to heal. Feel free to bring stories that you're already working on, or just bring some ideas. Be ready to share, and we'll workshop through our writing together.

Running Trans Support Groups - January 24th, 2016
For Parents of Trans Youth

You don't need to be a therapist to run a support group. In fact, most support groups began with grassroots organizers. So come learn how to run a support group! We'll cover starting, maintaining and trouble-shooting support groups. We'll discuss the differences in providing groups for trans adults, trans youth, partners/spouses of trans folk, parents of trans youth, children of trans parents, other SOFFAs of trans folk, and trans violence survivors. We'll discuss running one-time versus recurring groups, and how to identify the needs of your communities.

Registration Required

Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference - November 14, 2015

Keynote Address: Ally is a Verb
What is allyship? Who can be an ally? How can we move past superficial allyship and advocacy to meaningful solidarity? This keynote address will discuss issues of allyship, advocacy, community organizing, and recognizing issues of inequality and inequity. We'll focus on leveraging your privilege to achieve greater equity.

Registration Required

Translating Identity Conference - October 10, 2015

Increasing Education Access for Trans Students
From issues of bullying, to a lack of familial support, to a deficiency of role models—trans students face many potential challenges in accessing higher education. This workshop is targeted toward faculty and administrators and focuses on how to make their classrooms and campus more accessible.

Increasing Inclusivity for Student Organizations
If you are a student in a leadership role in a queer/questioning community (or want to be in a leadership role), this workshop is for you. This workshop will serve as an interactive forum for leaders and future leaders to discuss inclusion of identities, expressions and sexualities that are often left out of the alphabet soup. Learn how to be an ally and advocate for intersex, trans*, genderqueer, polyamorous, and asexual individuals (among others), and get some pointers on how to make your group or organization more accessible. Share your experiences and learn from others as we work to make our communities more inclusive and safe for everyone.

Free and open to the public

UUC, Concord, NH - May 3rd

Our Whole Lives Panel*
This panel is an opportunity for the middle school aged youth in the our whole lives program to hear personal stories from LGBQT panelists, ask questions, and have role models.

Closed Session

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference - June 4th: 5:40-7pm, room 121C

Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group for Men of Trans Experience
As masculine individuals it is often difficult to find safe spaces to discuss experiences with sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Many violence support groups are geared toward women or are women-only spaces. This workshop is designed for survivors who want to talk about their experiences with sexual and domestic violence, navigating exclusion from sexual and domestic violence support groups, and the possibility of creating inclusive spaces and programs for trans*/intersex/men/masculine individuals and men of trans experience who have survived violence.

Open to survivors only

Hanover High School - March 24, 2015

An Introduction Homelessness and Poverty
What is poverty? What does homelessness look like? Are experiences with homelessness different for different people? This session discusses some of the causes and results of homelessness, with an emphasis on how homelessness disproportionately affects LGBTQ youth. For high school juniors and seniors.

Closed Session

Geisel School of Medicine* - February 19, 2015

Liaison Committee on Medical Education Course
This course for first year medical students focuses on learning to interact with different patient groups, with a special emphasis on creating awareness about stigmatized groups of patients. This session will include techniques for interviewing transgender patients, as well as a panel of trans speakers to answer student questions and to share their experiences in healthcare settings.

Closed Session

Dartmouth College* - February 13, 2015

The Masculine Mystique - Part II
Continuing Wednesday's discussion, this course will host a panel of trans speakers to share their personal narratives and answer student questions.

Closed Session

Dartmouth College - February 11, 2015

The Masculine Mystique - Part I
Guest Lectures Dr. John Turco and Jack Shultz will join Peter Travis' undergraduate Women and Gender Studies course for a discussion of gender and sex as constructed categories. Dr. John Turco will discuss the biology of sex, including how chromosomes, hormones, gonads, phenotype, and genitalia determine gender assignments. Jack Shultz will discuss the social construction of gender (including biology as a social construction) and how societal standards help to dictate how masculinity, femininity, and androgyny are perceived.

Closed Session

*An asterisk denotes a workshop or panel that is facilitated by an entity other than TEACH Alliance where one or more members of our organization participated.