Appearances


UPCOMING APPEARANCES!


“Understanding Gender Identity & Sexuality in Schools” – Full day training
Champlain Valley Educational Services, October 2, 2019, 8am-3pm
Open to educators & administrators.
Registration required. For more info, please visit CVES’ website here

“LGBTQ Inclusive Organizations” – 1.5 hour workshop *
MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) – (Worcester), October 22, 2019
Closed to DTA workers & administrators.

“LGBTQ Inclusive Organizations” – 1.5 hour workshop *
MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) – (Springfield), October 23, 2019
Closed to DTA workers & administrators.

“Language Matters: Inclusivity for Trans Individuals” – 1 hour workshop
Through Her Eyes Conference, Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, October 25, 2019
Open to conference participants.
Registration required. For more info, please visit CHD’s website here

“Working with LGBTQIA+ Students in School” – Multiple workshops*
Lenox Public Schools, November 5, 2019
Open to staff, educators, & administrators of Lenox Public Schools.

“Working with LGBTQIA+ Students in School” – 1.5 hour workshop*
The Center School (Holyoke), November 11, 2019
Open to staff, educators, & administrators of The Center School.

“Supporting Trans & Gender Nonconforming Students” – 1 hour parent info session
Bristol County Agricultural High School (Bristol Aggie), November 14, 2019
Open to Bristol-Aggie families & community members. 

* Denotes Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students consultant work


PAST APPEARANCES!


Trainings & Workshops for Adults

“Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth in School”1.5 – 3 hour training
Veritas Charter School, August 26, 2019*
Westborough High School, March 11, 2019*
– Sudbury Public Schools (K-12), November 26, 2018*
– St. Regis Falls Central School (K-12), January 12, 2018
– Keene Central School District (7-12), February 15, 2017
– Berkshire Country Day School (PreK-8), January 11-12, 2017
– Sharon Springs Central School District (K-12), October 7, 2016
– Willsboro Central School District (K-12), September 1, 2016

Supporting Trans & Gender Nonconforming Students”1.5 hour – 1/2 day training
Hanover Middle School, May 2, 2019*
– Boys & Girls Club of Newton, April 15, 2019*
Hanover High School, April 2, 2019*
– Bristol County Agricultural High School (9-12), January 8, 2019*
– Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School (4-8), November 28, 2018*
– Brunswick-Brittonkill Central School District (9-12), October 5, 2018
– Cairo-Durham School District (6-12), October 4, 2017
– Chazy Rural School District (7-12), October 4, 2016
– Beekmantown Central School District (7-12), September 7, 2016
– Chateaugay Central School District (7-12), September 2, 2016

“101: Understanding Gender & Sexuality in Schools”Full day training
– Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, October 19, 2018
– Champlain Valley Educational Services (BOCES), March 2, 2017
– Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, May 23, 2016
– Champlain Valley Educational Services (BOCES), February 29, 2016

“201: Continuing to Support Trans & GNC Students”Full day training
– Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, January 11, 2018
– Champlain Valley Educational Services (BOCES), April 28, 2017

“Language Matters: Inclusivity for Trans Individuals” – 1.5+ hour workshop)
Center for Human Development (CHD), June 11, 2019
Opioid Task Force of Franklin County & North Quabbin, March 12, 2019

“Next Steps: Continuing to Support Trans & GNC Students” – 2 hour workshop (this is a shortened/mini version of the 201 training above)
– 
Assumption College, March 13, 2019*
– Esteves School of Education | Sage College, June 2, 2018

“Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in Clinical Settings”Full day training
CommonSense Mental Health, August 18, 2019
Western Massachusetts Substance Abuse Providers Association, March 15, 2019

“Families Supporting an Inclusive School Community” or “Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones”1 – 2 hour workshops
– Reading Public Schools, March 30, 2019* 
– Saratoga Springs School District, October 30, 2018
– Berkshire Country Day School (PreK-8), January 11-12, 2017

“LGBTQ Inclusive Organizations” – 1.5 hour workshop *
Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) – (New Bedford), June 26, 2019*
– Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) – (Lawrence), June 24, 2019*

Shifting the Landscape: Gender Inclusive Sex Education” Full day training
Collaborative for Educational Services, November 6, 2018

“Creating Inclusive Sex-Ed Curriculum”1.5 hour training
– Taconic Hills Central School District, March 18, 2016


Trainings & Workshops for Youth

“Presentation Prep! A How-To on LGBTQIA+ 101s” – 1+ hour workshop
– Burncoat High School (Worcester, MA), January 3, 2019*

“Unpacking LGBTQIA+ Allyship” – 2+ hour training
– SUNY Plattsburgh Upward Bound Program, June 28, 2017

“OUT Organizing: How to Make Things Happen” – 1-1.5 hour workshop
– Averill Park Central School District (9-12), May 18, 2017
True Colors Conference, March 22, 2014

“Empowering YOU for Social & Political Change” – 1-1.5 hour workshop
Let Youth Lead! GLSEN MA Fall Youth Conference, November 3, 2018
– Queer Straight Alliance Retreat, May 14, 2016
– Liberty Partnerships Empire Promise Youth Conference, March 31, 2016

“Talking Trans: Healthy Masculinities” – 1-1.5 hour workshop
– Youth In Power: Summer Leadership Camp, August 19, 2016


Guest Lectures, Panels, & Other Conference Workshops

“Connecting with Hard to Reach Populations” – MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction & Recovery) / SOAR (Speaking Out for Addiction & Recovery) Summit, August 8, 2019

“Empowering YOUth for Social & Political Change” – Capital Region Institute for Human Rights Teen Symposium, July 1, 2019 

“Pronouns 101: A Community Conversation,” Northampton Recovery Center, June 19, 2019

“Mobilizing YOUth Power,” Northampton Pride Festival, May 4, 2019

“(Trans)forming Care: Supporting Trans Youth,” Springfield Maternal Child High Spring Forum, April 8, 2019

“Supporting Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Students,” Massachusetts Teachers Association – SouthCoast Education Summit, October 27, 2018*

“Mobilizing YOUth Power,” Capital Region Institute for Human Rights Teen Summer Symposium, July 9, 2018

“Understanding Gender & Sexuality in Schools,” New York State School Counselors Association Annual Conference, November 17, 2017

“Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Your Agency,” Through Her Eyes: Human Service Conference, October 27, 2017

“Schools in Transition Workshop,” National Education Association (NEA) Conference on Racial and Social Justice, June 28, 2017

“Substance Use and LGBTQ Communities Panel,” Supporting LGBTQ Clients: Clinicians Conference; Sponsored by the MaeBright Group, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Bureau of Substance Abuse Services & Office of Youth and Young Adult Services), Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, May 16, 2017

Bully: Film Talk-Back Panel,” Saratoga Film Forum, October 14, 2013


Keynote Addresses 

“Supporting LGBTQ Clients: Clinicians Conference;” Sponsored by the MaeBright Group, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Bureau of Substance Abuse Services & Office of Youth and Young Adult Services), Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, May 16, 2017

“NYSED Guidelines for TGNC Students,” New York United Teachers (NYSUT), January 30, 2016


Awards

“Educator of the Year”, GLSEN NY Capital Region, Annual Awards Gala,  2017


Selected Media Appearances

“New York schools remain hostile for many LGBTQ secondary students, GLSEN Report Finds”. GLSEN National, January 2017.

“Planned Parenthood diversifies transgender services”. Register-Star, December 2016.

“Coalition rallies with Muslims against ‘KKK Presidency”. Altamont Enterprise, December 2016.

“Hudson Pride gets funds to support LGBT elders”. Register-Star, November 2016.

“LGBTQ advocates lobby in Albany”. NYSUT United, June 2016.

“Schenectady’s gay community shows solidarity with Orlando”. Daily Gazette, June 2016.

“Community event to support LGBTQ youth”. Your NiskayunaMarch 2016.

“LGBT Advocates: Conversion Therapy”. TWC News, February 2016.

“Groups working together for a more inclusive BCHS”. Bethlehem Schools, Dec 2015.

“Visibility club prepares for Spirit Day”. Daily Gazette, October 2015.

“Student protests after school tells him he can’t wear drag”. WAMC, October 2015.

“Special Report: Growing up transgender”. News 10, August 2015.

“State Ed Dept cracks down on discrimination against trans students”. WNYT, July 2015.

“Local school district considers bathrooms”. CBS 6 Albany, December 2014.

“Pride Forum: Safety For All Ups Performance”. Register-Star, April 2014.

“Impact Show with Barbara Brabetz”. Open Stage Media, September 2013.