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Sunday, July 27 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Advocating for Gender Inclusive Schools

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Increasingly, legal protections are being put in place empowering families and caregivers to insist that the rights of their gender-expansive children are protected at school. California’s AB 1266 and the US Department of Education’s (DOE) clarifications about Title IX protections extending to transgender and other gender-expansive students are just two recent examples of the shifting legal landscape. This session will examine the various ways in which families can utilize the law to support their child’s access to a safe and positive educational experience, and how to work with the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights when it is not occurring. Come learn what it means to really have the law on your side


Kendra Fox-Davis, Esq.

Kendra Fox-Davis, Esq. is an attorney at the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the San Francisco Regional Office.  Kendra’s work includes investigating and resolving complaints of sex-based harassment and discrimination, including peer harassment of gender nonconforming students and discrimination against transgender students.  Prior to joining OCR, Kendra worked as a Staff Attorney at the... Read More →

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.

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 →

Sunday July 27, 2014 10:45am - 12:15pm
Soda Center – Orinda St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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