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Two presentations: Inclusive Schools and Communities for Queer Youth & Know Your Rights: Supporting Trans Students Webinar

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Session includes two presentations.

Inclusive Schools and Communities for Queer Youth - Features Nate Monson, Executive Director for Iowa Safe Schools. Dive deeply into the challenges facing LGBTQ youth in 2020. According to The Trevor Project's recent data, 40% of all LGBTQ youth have seriously considered suicide this year. Educators and community members play a critical role in creating safe, supportive and affirming schools for LGBTQ youth.

Know Your Rights: Supporting Trans Students - Features Jordan Mix, Deputy Director for Iowa Safe Schools. Learn about what it means to be transgender, common obstacles facing transgender students, and state and federal rights protecting trans students in schools. Leave the presentation with a new understanding of best-practices for teaching and supporting trans students, and strategies for how to advocate for their academic success.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 24, 2020 at 3:37am.