Upcoming Events

Diversity and Inclusion – Educating for Justice in Complex Times Gatherings for Faculty and Staff   



Thursday, November 29, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Student Center 160 (Light Lunch provided) 

Topic:  Welcoming Trans Students

How welcomed and included do trans students feel in our classes and programs? How can we support all students in learning to respect their trans classmates and to understand the diversity of gender in human experience? In this session we will cover key concepts and terminology for discussing trans identities and experiences; identify risks, barriers and resilience factors for trans students; and practice concrete tools for ally ship that we can use immediately to better welcome and support trans students.

For advance preparation and reflection, we offer the following excerpts: Chapters 2 and 3, from Trans Allyship Workbook: Building Skills to Support Trans People in Our Lives by Davey Shlasko

RSVP to Samantha Drennon at drennons@seattleu.edu to assist in planning; please include any dietary restrictions. 

Collaboration of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Davey Shlasko, author of Trans Allyship Workbook.

Davey Shlasko is the founder and managing consultant of Think Again Training & Consulting, which helps communities and organizations to implement social justice principles and practices in areas like gender diversity, LGB and trans inclusion, racial & economic inequality, coalition building, and intersectional allyship. Clients include human service agencies, schools, universities and socially conscious businesses. In addition to consulting work, Davey teaches as a lecturer in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and at the Smith College School for Social Work, where Davey also serves as a Marta Sotomayor Fellow supporting individual and organizational change related to the school's intersectional antiracism commitment. Davey has contributed to several editions of Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice and Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, and also authored Trans Allyship Workbook.

Fragrance-free event: For the health and safety of presenters and participants, please avoid wearing scented products such as perfume, cologne, aftershave, scented lotion, scented hair products, etc. to this event. For more information on how and why to be fragrance-free, see http://thinkagaintraining.com/about/fragrance-free/