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Jewish Trans Teen Inclusion: A Research and Action Convening

Purpose:

Help Moving Traditions (and organizations that work with Jewish teens in single gender spaces) think through how to translate a commitment to full inclusion of transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) and questioning teens into action in our programming, materials, and training and identify challenges of this work and strategies for working through those challenges.

Intended Outcomes:

  • Achieve a better understanding of the experiences of Jewish trans and GNC teens in single gender spaces
  • Build a shared sense of best practices for working with trans and GNC teens in single gender spaces
  • Identify next steps for MT to translate this commitment into action

Process:

  • We will explore and learn from different models of inclusion and integration of trans youth into gendered spaces in the Jewish community
  • We will learn from teens about their experience of our programs and other Jewish programs that split teens by gender
  • We will work with case studies based on actual challenges people are facing at camp, schools, etc.
  • We will identify the values that have led us to this work and those that might be in tension with it (i.e. – safe space)

Event Details

June 10, 2015, 10 am – 4 pm
520 8th Avenue, 15th floor
New York, NY 10018

For more information email or call Rabbi Tamara Cohen at 215-887-4511 ext. 104.

This event is co-sponsored by Keshet.
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