• Make Lemonade (map)
  • 326 Adelaide Street West
  • Toronto, ON, M5V 1P8
  • Canada

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. 


THE CLASS

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.

THE EXPERTS

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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.

Tanya Neumeyer is a queer poet and educator committed to access and equity. Tanya has lead workshops for youth and adults since 2008, with training in the Art of Hosting and Nonviolent Communication. Tanya celebrates Pride year round at instagram.com/tanyaneumeyer and was recently gay married.

AGENDA

6:15 Check-in
6:30 Workshop begins
9:15 Leave feeling recharged, energized and like you actually learned something.

HOT TIP(S)

  • Refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring a lil snack.

  • FREE spots (limited) are always reserved for Make Lemonade members. Not a member yet? Join the club!

We recognize everyone’s financial situation is different. If you want to attend this event, but the cost is a barrier, send a note to emily@makelemonade.ca for 50% off.