Joel Baum, 'It's About All of Us' - March 28
The Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education present the senior director of professional development at Gender Spectrum and the talk "It's About All of Us: Expanding Understandings of Gender" in Lakeside Meeting Rooms at 7 p.m.
In virtually every aspect of our society, from popular culture to our nation’s schools, the transgender experience is front and center. Yet few people actually understand what it is to be transgender, or what the term “gender” even means.
Most individuals rarely explore gender, others’ or their own; they haven't needed to. While the spotlight has been on the transgender individuals, a broader story remains untold: the degree to which limited assumptions about gender impact everyone, in the process preventing our society from benefitting from the full brilliance of all of its members.
Just what is gender, and how can we understand it in all of its complexity? How can we create spaces in which every person, regardless of their gender, is accepted?
Joel Baum is senior director of professional development at Gender Spectrum, a nonprofit organization that seeks to create a gender sensitive world for all children and teens.
Sponsored by the Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education