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

Hosted by:

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

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Cancellation Policy:

For Round Tables: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation one week prior to the program.

For Workshops, Conferences, and Retreats: Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program.

In the event of inclement weather, programs may be delayed or postponed.