On Thursday, March 7, the Campaign for Southern Equality teamed up with Claxton Elementary School in Asheville, North Carolina to present a workshop on Creating a Gender Inclusive School to about 50 parents, educators and community members in Asheville.f
Allison Scott and Craig White, the Campaign for Southern Equality’s Director of Policy & Programs and Supportive Schools Coordinator, respectively, presented on the LGBTQ community and how participants could better understand and respect people of different gender identities. Mark Ackerman of Claxton Elementary School co-presented at the event, which was sponsored by the Claxton Elementary Social Justice League.
Learn more about other trainings the Campaign for Southern Equality offers here.
See a Gallery from the Event:
Photo credits: Amy Brown, Claxton Elementary Media Coordinator
Thanks to @SouthernEqual for bringing the Understanding Gender Identity workshop to our school last night! Great conversation on how to support our students and families #clxsocialjustice #clxleaders #TheACSWay pic.twitter.com/U6qyydHxGM
— Kimberly Eggett (@ncmaestra) March 8, 2019
— Molly Peeples (@peepsread) March 7, 2019
About Our Supportive Schools Program:
The Campaign for Southern Equality’s Supportive Schools Program works toward the goal of supporting LGBTQ youth in three ways:
- Helping schools develop LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices
- Advocating for state-level policies that protect and support LGBTQ youth
- Supporting the development of GSAs and other inclusive clubs and youth organizations
We believe that schools can be a setting where LGBTQ youth experience support and inclusion – not despite who they are, but just exactly as they are.
Feeling inspired by this training at Claxton Elementary School? You can make a difference right now by making a donation to a first-of-its-kind event that the Campaign for Southern Equality and Youth OUTright WNC are hosting this spring: A YouthGSA Summit for students in the rural mountain counties of Western North Carolina. This event will bring together more than 150 youth and supportive adults for a day of social activities, student-led discussions and workshops, and skill building ideas for strengthening (or starting) a GSA. Click here to learn more about the event, and click the button below to make a donation to help support the costs of this groundbreaking gathering.