QMUNITY’s education program delivers nonjudgmental experiential training and workshops for individuals, service providers, and organizations that want help making their organizations more inclusive for all members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Through this program, you’ll embark on a journey to engage with the complexities of gender, sexuality, intersectionality, implicit bias, and conflict resolution at a comfortable pace. Designed as a “queer learning circle” for a larger number of participants, this workshop is built so
as to engage participants through deeper discussions.
Workshop Prerequisites: After registering for this workshop, registrants will be invited to complete an online learning module “Foundations of 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusivity”. This workshop will take approximately 1 – 2 hours, and require access to the internet. This online module offers participants the opportunity to acquire a baseline understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ language and notions to prepare you for a dynamic learning experience that encourages reflection on the “norms” our society prescribes us.
What you will learn:
- Increasing understanding of diverse sexualities, genders and the intersectionality that exists among them
- Transforming actions and attitudes within your workplace and community
- conflict transformation related to sexuality and gender (e.g. misgendering)
- explore the basics of bystander intervention, implicit bias, and the importance of representation through a queer-focused but intersectional lens
Who should attend:
Workshop is open to anyone in the sector!
Hollis Schmidt – Education Program Team, QMUNITY (he/him)
About QMUNITY: QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.