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Gender: 90 Min. Conversation w/ Optional 30 Min. Q&A with Hosts!
February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PST
7:00 PM EASTERN / 4:00 PM PACIFIC (adjust for your time zone)
What’s the big deal about gender? In this conversation we will explore biological sex, gender identity, and gender expression to better understand how these concepts impact your life and the lives of others. We will use the following definitions:
- Biological Sex- refers to the biological anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system, and secondary sex
- characteristics (male, female, intersex, etc.)
- Gender Identity- an individual’s concept/identity of themself (man, woman, trans, gender non conforming, etc.)
- Gender Expression- how individuals present themselves (masculine, feminine, androgynous, etc.)
HERE is the conversation guide. The questions explored include:
What roles have you learned about gender from parents, school, peers, media, faith?
Which do you hold true? And which do you break?
What do gender and biological sex mean to you? Are they interchangeable, do they conflict with each other?
What do masculinity and femininity mean to you? How do you express masculinity and femininity?
What is something you would do if you could break the rules or roles of gender for a day?
Is there a fee to participate?
No, however, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give when you scroll down to register for this event by selecting the “donation ticket” option.
How long do I have to register?
You have up until 4 hours before the event’s start time to register.
How can I invite others to participate?
At the bottom of your Confirmation email which you will receive right after you register, there are some resources you can use to invite others. In a nutshell, we suggest reaching out 1:1 to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered.
What do I need to participate?
You will need a device with a webcam (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants. A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation.
For the conversation, bring the Conversation Guide along with an attitude of respect and curiosity!
What if I have questions or need to cancel?
If you have questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register, or you can email Heather.