Developed and facilitated by the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, the Promoting Trans Literacies Workshop explores how educators, staff and students can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their various role(s) on campus.
From student stories to syllabus analysis, facilitators will provide a framework for participants to understand, identify, and counter trans-oppressive practices, and to provide tools to better create trans-literate and trans-equitable spaces at all levels of our university.
Our team is committed to tailoring each workshop so that it best fits the needs of our audience. We have already delivered workshops to faculty, teaching assistants, staff, student leaders, and student groups across campus and we are excited to continue to engage the whole campus community.
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K, who uses the pronouns they/them, is a queer, non-binary, second-generation Chinese settler raised in unceded Coast Salish territories, they put energies into QTBIPOC communities, writings, and activisms. They most recently facilitated a student directed seminar titled “Voices from the Margins: Critical Perspectives on Race, Sexuality, and Settler Colonialism” (GRSJ 425A), focusing on WOC and Indigenous feminisms, queer of colour and Two-Spirit critiques, and art-based activisms. Outside of school, K is a photographer whose work is framed in community representation, accessibility, and social justice.
A.J. Lowik is a third-year SSHRC-funded, PhD student with the GRSJ. A.J.’s research interests include trans reproductive experiences, theories of gender corporeality, community-based participatory research, engaged scholarship, queer liberation theory and transfeminisms. A.J. is a non-binary trans person, and is thrilled to play an active role in developing trans-inclusive teaching tools for faculty and hopes to inspire more inclusive curriculum and promote safety in the classroom and beyond.
Evan is a PhD Candidate in UBC’s Department of Language and Literacy Education and a member of UBC’s Public Scholars network. Evan’s CIHR-funded dissertation research focuses on the intersections of gender diversity, cancer health, and the health literacy and decision-making of trans* and gender nonconforming populations. Evan is a trans person with multiple genders and sexualities and has an insatiable passion for subversion.
Promoting Trans Literacies by A.J. Lowik, Evan T. Taylor, Jen Sung, Kay Ho, Mary Bryson and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.