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Friday, July 25 • 11:05am - 12:30pm
Navigating Gender and Other Differences: Bringing Cultural Humility to Work with Families

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What are some of the complexities of working with families of color and mixed-race families with gender-expansive children? How do racism and other “isms” shape their experience of gender? How can educators and providers practice cultural humility – bringing a stance of lifelong learning, self-reflection and attention to power to their work with families? Two mothers of gender-expansive children will share their experiences as parents and community educators to kick off an interactive workshop with self-reflection, sharing and discussion. Participants will gain important perspectives as they the reflect on their professional practices, including an awareness of themselves and the culture and power they bring into interactions with families; a deepened appreciation for the complexities that mixed race families and families of color must navigate when raising gender-expansive children; and ideas for applying principles of cultural humility to their professional contexts when working with families.


Mirna Medina

Mirna Medina is a Co-Founder of Somos Familia, a community organization that engages Latino families of LGBTQ youth to build family and community acceptance.  As the mother of a bisexual son, she shares her own story of learning to accept and celebrate her son to spark community... Read More →

Laurin Mayeno, MPH

Laurin Mayeno, MPH is the proud mother of a multiracial gay son who uses her voice to build support for children and youth of all gender expressions, gender identities and sexual orientations. She uses personal storytelling and interactive approaches to explore various dimensions... Read More →

Friday July 25, 2014 11:05am - 12:30pm PDT
Dante 113 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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