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Saturday, July 26 • 10:55am - 12:10pm
You Have the Right to Be Yourself: Laws Affecting Gender-Expansive Youth in School

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Every youth deserves to go to school in a safe and supportive environment. The law can be an important tool for making this a reality in your school. This workshop will answer your questions about how the law protects you in school. For example, does your school have to respect your chosen name and preferred pronouns? Can you use the bathroom that is consistent with your gender identity? What about playing school sports? Does your school have to keep information about your gender identity confidential? Learn the answers and share your experiences in this workshop, led by experts from the ACLU and National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Speakers
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Amanda Goad, Esq.

Amanda Goad, Esq. is a Los Angeles-based Staff Attorney with the national American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT & AIDS Project.  At the ACLU, Amanda has advocated for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth from Georgia to Idaho, in addition to working on a range of other issues on behalf of queer, trans*, and HIV-positive people.  Amanda is an alum of Rice University, Harvard Law School, and Teach for America.
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Joey Hernandez

Joey Hernandez [he, him] is the Community Engagement & Policy Advocate at the ACLU of Southern California, working primarily on the LGBTQ Student Rights Project. Joey has educated over 10,000 people, empowering the community through education about their rights. Joey also works on Economic Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, and Immigration Reform. 
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Asaf Orr, Esq

Asaf Orr, Esq. is a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The majority of his work focuses on youth issues, particularly transgender youth. Asaf was the lead attorney in Student v. Arcadia Unified School District leading to the historic resolution agreement acknowledging that Title IX protects transgender kids from discrimination in school. He is a lead co-authored on recently released publication entitled "Schools in... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 10:55am - 12:10pm
Soda Center – Claey’s Lounge St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556