Everyone, of all genders and sexualities, should enjoy support and belonging. Understanding how to support gender diversity is key to making all spaces welcoming. If you are wondering how to do that, or want to see what gender friendliness looks like in action, KFPL has an event for you!
Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education at Queen’s University, has a long history of helping individuals and groups embrace gender diversity in all areas of life. In an online presentation, Exploring Gender Diversity: A Discussion with Lee Airton, Dr. Airton will discuss their work in supporting gender diversity, how gender diversity has influenced social and educational environments, and how gender diverse populations can approach obstacles with confidence and com munity support.
“Dr. Airton's efforts to make the topic of gender diversity accessible helps everyone,” said Librarian Jake Miller. “It helps youth build confidence and educators to provide safe environments for learning and socializing. They are really at the vanguard of making gender friendliness an important part of the learning landscape.”
Registration is required for the discussion, which takes place at 6 p.m. on September 28.
Dr. Airton’s work is impressive, including publications such as Gender: Your Guide (also available at KFPL), and Teaching About Gender Diversity: Teacher-Tested Lesson Plans for K-12. They created gegi.- ca, where youth can learn to counter gender discrimination.
Their Queen’s University biography shares more information about their work, publications, and re search interests.
For more information about this event, visit www.kfpl.ca or call your local branch.