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Teen Gender Identity Today

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Teen Gender Identity Today

A Panel Event with Lisa Kenney, Gender Spectrum; Dr. Ilana Scherer, Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic, UCSF; and Moderator Lyndsey Schlax, Ruth Asawa SOTA

Do you sometimes feel that you don't truly understand contemporary issues and topics around gender identity? Do you want to know more about the most recent understandings of gender, why it's changing, and how to best keep up to date? Or perhaps you want to know more in order to support someone in your life, including a gender expansive teen?

The Parents' Coalition has organized a panel of experts who will answer your questions about gender. The event will start with a "101" on the basics that clarifies the difference between identity, orientation, and expression, and gives an overview of the experiences and needs of gender expansive students. It will explain why some language, terms, and ways of thinking about gender are on their way out, and highlight key issues in today's politics of gender, particularly among high schools in the Bay Area.

By the end of the evening, audience members will know how to speak sensitively, intelligently, and currently about gender with their teens, and will have many resources they can use and share with people in their lives.


Monday, December 11, 2017

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Ruth Asawa SOTA

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco

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Tickets will also be available at the door

for $10 for people from member schools; $15 for others.

Limited parking available on SOTA campus. Location information here


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Parents’ Coalition of Bay Area High Schools current member schools:

Archbishop Riordan High School, Bay School, Convent of the Sacred Heart and Stuart Hall High Schools, Drew School, International High School, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Lowell High School, Lycée Français de San Francisco, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), SF Waldorf School, University High School, The Urban School.