No one ever starts out perfect or unproblematic, and no one ever reaches the finish line on becoming a more inclusive, intersectional ally. Checking your privilege, being open to experiences and perspectives other than your own, and learning about different identities is a continual process. This workshop helps you along as you navigate the various stages of this process and your own personal journey.
Part 1 of the Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series provides entrepreneurs with the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. We explore the language of gender, sex, and sexuality and their relationship to concepts such as intersectionality, privilege, and oppression. This workshop prompts participants to ask “what am I not even noticing?” and to think about the ways in which they can promote allyship. We consider what it means to work from an anti-oppressive framework in order to create a more equitable business.
Over the course of 3 hours, the workshop leaders provide participants with a breakdown of important concepts and terminology, and guide participants through a series of explorative questions and group exercises that will help illuminate areas where their allyship could be improved.
Margeaux Feldman is a queer and disabled writer and educator committed to community building and anti-oppression. Margeaux holds a Certificate in Community Engaged Learning and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She also works at the Conflict Resolution Centre at U of T, where she uses a trauma-informed approach to support graduate students. Margeaux’s writing can be found in GUTS Magazine, The Puritan Magazine, FEELS Zine, and The Vault. Follow Margeaux, @floral.manifesto.
6:30 Workshop begins
9:15 Leave feeling recharged, energized and like you actually learned something.
Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a lil snack.
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