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Friday, July 25
 

9:30am

Supporting Gender-Expansive Patients: What Healthcare Professionals Should Know
In the effective care and support for gender-expansive young people, the intersections between healthcare and the law are numerous. Too often, care providers are unaware of how legal issues can significantly impact their ability to effectively treat their young patients or the manner in which their treatment may have legal implications. This session will provide a solid perspective about the legal issues they will most likely encounter during the course of care they provide for a gender-expansive child or teen. Whether working with a child and family around issues at school, supporting their efforts to revise personal identity documents, navigate custody disputes, or respond to incidents of discrimination, being mindful about key legal principles is essential.

Speakers
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Asaf Orr, Esq

Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Asaf Orr has worked on legal issues affecting transgender youth for nearly a decade. As the Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Asaf represents transgender youth and their families by way of cutting-edge litigation. Through engaging... Read More →
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Elizabeth Gill, Esq.

Elizabeth Gill, Esq. is a staff attorney with the ACLU of Northern California and the ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project. Elizabeth works around the country on litigation and public policy advocacy that aim to ensure equal treatment of LGBT people by the government... Read More →
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Danny Kirchoff

Danny Kirchoff is currently the Helpline Manager at the Transgender Law Center. He graduated from Antioch College in 2000, after which he moved to San Francisco, California, where he worked at Horizons Foundation & Equality California and served on the LGBT Advisory Committee of the... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 9:30am - 10:55am
Dante 114 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

11:05am

Legal Aspects of Creating Safe Schools for Gender-Expansive Youth
Increasingly, schools are being called upon to meet the needs of transgender and other gender-expansive students. Across all grades and in virtually every aspect of a student’s life, educational institutions face new challenges to ensure that every child has full access to learning. This workshop will examine evolving legislative and policy requirements that are impacting everything from student records to athletic participation. What specific protections are in place for students? What if state or local districts do not explicitly have such protections in place? Where do anti-bullying laws fit in? In addition to these and other topics, the workshop will also include discussions about first amendment speech and expression issues, protections for teachers and schools, and legal implications in private school settings.

Speakers
avatar for Asaf Orr, Esq

Asaf Orr, Esq

Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Asaf Orr has worked on legal issues affecting transgender youth for nearly a decade. As the Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Asaf represents transgender youth and their families by way of cutting-edge litigation. Through engaging... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 11:05am - 12:30pm
Dante 114 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

3:15pm

Gender-Expansive Children and Youth: New Frontiers in the Legal Landscape
As issues of gender diversity continue to become more apparent, a complex array of social, cultural, medical, and other dynamics are unfolding, resulting in profound impacts on the field of law. This workshop will explore this shifting legal context and the growing disconnect between systems grounded in strictly binary notions of gender in a world where gender’s complexity is being increasingly recognized, particularly among young people. Legal professionals are employing case law from emerging from issues such as privacy, free speech and sex stereotyping to assert and protect the rights of gender-expansive children and youth. Additionally, various international perspectives and movements are further influencing this process. After briefly outlining this legal landscape, the workshop will engage participants in a discussion about what a multi-disciplinary, constructive approach for asserting and protecting the rights of gender-expansive youth will look like in the midst of this melting pot of change.

Speakers
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Sasha Buchert, Esq.

Sasha Buchert, Esq. is a Staff Attorney with Transgender Law Center where she works to remove barriers to health care, employment and accurate identity documents for transgender and gender nonconforming people.  Before joining Transgender Law Center, she worked at Basic Rights Oregon... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Friday July 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Dante 114 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556