Men, Women, and Everyone Else: An Exploration of Sex, Gender, and Gender Identity
The words "sex" and "gender" are frequently used synonymously, yet they actually refer to very different, but related, characteristics. So, what is sex? What is gender? And what happens when they don't align? What does it mean to be "transgender"? How do all of these concepts relate to other identities such as sexual and affectional orientations? This workshop will take a deep look into the surprisingly complex world of sex and gender and will culminate in an in-depth discussion of the diversity of transgender identities. We are socialized to believe that there are only two sexes/genders - this workshop is designed to challenge that assumption, making room for a variety of identities that do not fit the norm of male or female, man or woman. Common myths and misconceptions about transgender people will be dispelled and a basic language for discussing gender identity will be introduced. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how their identities fit in the limitless continua of possibilities and be better equiped to create safer, more inclusive environments for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals at work and in their communities.
This workshop is free and open to all CFAES faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students on a first come basis. Registration deadline, March 4. Cap: 30 participants.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Facilitator: Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director for Equity and Inclusion, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences