Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Program and Dinner
For Heads, Assistant Heads, Division Heads, Diversity Coordinators, Faculty, and all who work on behalf of Equity, Justice, and Multiculturalism
The Pingry School
Pingry Middle School, Wilf Family Commons
131 Martinsville Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:30 - 8:00 PM
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Registration and Reception
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Searching for Gender Inclusivity in the Binary World of PreK-12 Schools
Presentation by Jennifer Bryan, Team Finch Consultants
What does it mean to be a gender inclusive school in 2018? Clarifying what Gender is (identity, expression, roles) and is not (biological sex, sexual orientation) is a critical starting point. Our discussion will focus on the challenges and opportunities inherent in adopting a non-binary understanding of GENDER in practice, programs and policy in our communities. Bring your curiosity, candor and questions to this lively exploration of all things gender.
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Discussion and Activity
For our activity, please bring a favorite book you use to foster conversations about gender with your students/children.
7:45 - 8:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Departure
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jennifer Bryan earned her BA in Creative Writing at Princeton University, her masters and doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and studied for a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She began her career teaching English and coaching at The Hotchkiss School, taught briefly at Northfield Mount Hermon School, and was a graduate level instructor in Group Theory, Dynamics, and Practice in the Counseling Psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, MA. Dr. Bryan did her graduate clinical internship in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She worked in the Counseling Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs before opening a private psychotherapy practice in Northampton, MA in 1994. In addition to providing therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, and groups, she offered clinical and organizational consultation to individual schools, local school districts and social service agencies. Dr. Bryan began offering specialized gender and sexuality consultation to PreK-12 schools in 2001. As these issues have become increasingly relevant in social, political, religious and educational contexts, Jennifer continues to expand and refine her programs for schools and other organizations. She published a comprehensive text From the Dress-Up Corner to the Senior Prom: Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in PreK-12 Schools with Rowman and Littlefield Education in 2012 and is currently working on a second edition of that book.
Registration Fee: $100 Member Schools, $200 Non-Member Schools
Appetizers, Refreshments, and Dinner provided