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2018 Gender Odyssey

June 21–24, 2018

Los Angeles, California

Schools and Public Accommodations (Family)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM–9:20 AM PDT
Rm 607
Workshop Description

Increasingly, various federal, state, and local laws and policies are providing educators with clear expectations and responsibilities for working with their students’ gender diversity issues. Covering a wide range of subjects including Title IX requirements, program and facility access, and model regulations and policies, experienced legal professionals will provide insights into the shifting legal landscape related to transgender and other gender-expansive students as well as discuss various trends impacting school law, and recommendations for ensuring that the needs of these vulnerable youth are being accounted for.

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Workshop Presenters

Asaf Orr, JD, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Presenter Bio

Asaf Orr joined NCLR in February 2012 as a staff attorney working on issues related to families and youth. In July 2015, he was named NCLR’s Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney. As part of that project, Asaf engages in litigation, public policy, and informal advocacy to safeguard the right of transgender and gender-expansive youth to be affirmed and supported for who they are.

Mr. Alexander Chen, JD, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Presenter Bio

Alexander Chen works at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where he advances trans rights through litigation and policy advocacy. He graduated from Oxford University and Harvard Law School, where he was the first openly trans Harvard Law Review editor and worked at the DOJ, ACLU, and National Center for Transgender Equality. He clerked on the Ninth Circuit and S.D. Cal. In 2018, Alexander was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Law and Policy.