There is a moral panic worldwide about the risks posed by the trans and non-binary community, when the truth is that it is our trans and non-binary siblings who are increasingly at risk. It is unsurprising that this climate can leak into our schools: at a time when greater visibility means more children and young people are questioning their gender identity, the world in which they are beginning their gender journeys commonly offers little empathy or safety.
An experienced international school Principal, a member of the Global Equality Collective and ECIS’ DEIJ team, and a regular contributor to the Diverse Educators network, Matthew is the proud father of two adult transgender children, and he has already shared some of their story in the popular podcast, “Jack and Me”. Having navigated together the complex terrain of the international schools sector, their learning has been sometimes painful and often profound.
In this workshop, Matthew will share Jack’s story, and offer some practical solutions to help ensure students like Jack are able to be seen, be heard, be known and belong in all of our schools.
March 2024 - 21CLHK
Job Role Applicability:
- Middle School [Age 11 - 13]
- High School [Age 14 - 17]
- Higher Education [Age 18+]