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Controversy and Resistance: Making SOGI Education a Reality

November 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Controversy and Resistance: Making SOGI Education a Reality – A Teacher Education For All (TEFA) event

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room 310, Neville Scarfe Building

This year over 90% of BC students will attend school in a district that has a Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy and is implementing SOGI education in their schools. Many districts have been actively engaging students on these topics for years… but it hasn’t always been without controversy and resistance.

Please join these three outstanding education professionals as they share the challenges and triumphs of staying committed and strong in the face of opposition to implementing SOGI education in our schools. A light lunch will be available.

Claire Guy, Executive Director, BC School Superintendents Association and Assistant Superintendent of Langley School District


Glen Hansman, BCTF President


Patti Bacchus, Former Chair of the Vancouver School Board


The Teacher Education for All! project will build capacity for faculty, staff, and students in Teacher Education at UBC to create and provide an inclusive culture, work place, and learning environment with a particular focus on intersectional approaches to thinking about sexual and gender diversity and pedagogical approaches to recognize, and intervene to transform, the impacts of systemic discrimination.

The Teacher Education for All! project is funded by the UBC-ARC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Fund. ARC Foundation is a private foundation established in 2009, based in Vancouver, BC. ARC supports projects that exhibit Awareness, Respect and Capacity in improving the status of those who are marginalized in society by sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or financial status. Funding has also been provided by UBC’s Equity and Inclusion Office.

More info: tefa.educ@ubc.ca




November 8, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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