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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

From Rhetoric to Action: Activating Anti-Racism in Trans Spaces

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9:35 AM–10:55 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
2 - Salon C
Workshop Description

What does it mean to center Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and engage in racial justice work in trans spaces and organizations? Using Barbara Love’s Liberatory Consciousness model this session seeks to activate participants in anti-racist practice in trans spaces. Beginning with (1) Awareness, participants will be called to notice the current state of affairs for trans BIPOC, gain an (2) Analysis to understand that state of affairs and to move into (3) Action, while individuals build (4) Accountability to selves and community for the consequences of that action or inaction. Framed by intersectionality, queer of color critique, and understanding white supremacy culture in organizations, the session will use small group work, reflective activities, co-learning, and resource-sharing to support participants’ development into advocates and co-conspirators with trans BIPOC. This session should particularly benefit individuals involved in or leading trans-centered or trans-inclusive spaces and organizations (social service organizations, support groups, advocacy organizations, informal spaces, etc.) interested in reducing the impact of white supremacy on trans BIPOC.

Primary Contact

T.J. Jourian, Think Again Training

Workshop Presenter's Names

T.J. Jourian, Think Again Training
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Presenter Bio

T.J. Jourian is a trainer with Think Again Training, and an independent scholar and consultant with Trans*Formational Change. In 2005, he was featured in the Sundance docu-series TransGeneration, depicting an academic year in the lives of four trans collegians at four different institutions, and giving him a platform from which to amplify justice work. Motivated by intersectional and liberatory movements and lenses, T.J. brings his personal and professional experiences into classrooms of all kinds, and his dynamic presentations speak to a variety of audiences. His scholarship, facilitation, and advocacy center trans and queer people of color’s experiences, perspectives, and leadership.