Appearances


James is currently accepting solicitations for virtual trainings and presentations. Fill out a request here if you are interested! 


 

UPCOMING APPEARANCES –

* Denotes Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students consultant work

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“Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Students”– 2 hour virtual training
Claremont Academy, October 30, 2020 * 
Closed to Claremont Academy faculty & staff. 

screen-shot-2020-10-27-at-6.42.57-pm“Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth in School”– 1.5 hour virtual training
Ashland Middle School, November 3, 2020 *
Closed to Ashland School District faculty & staff. 

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“Inclusive Curriculum: Incorporating LGBTQIA+ Topics into the Classroom”
3 hour virtual training (with GLSEN Massachusetts
826 Boston | AmeriCorps Members – 
December 4, 2020


PAST APPEARANCES –

* Denotes Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students consultant work

Trainings & Workshops for Organizations/Agencies

“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

“Creating Braver Spaces: Trans Inclusive Communities” – 2+ hour training
Albany Damien Center, July 14, 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

“A Closer Look: LGBTQ+ Individuals in Clinical Settings” – 1.5 – 3 hour training
(Follow-Up training to “Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in Clinical Settings)
CommonSense Mental Health, June 6, 2020 (Zoom)

“LGBTQ Inclusive Organizations” – 1.5 – 3 hour workshops to half / full day trainings
MA Organization for Addiction & Recovery (MOAR) – January 6, 2020 (webinar)
MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) – October 23, 2019 (Springfield),  October 22, 2019 (Worcester), June 26, 2019 (New Bedford), June 24, 2019 (Lawrence)*

“Enhancing Our Work with LGBTQ+ Individuals in Housing Crisis” – Part of a training series (each 1.5 – 3 hours in length)
Western MA Network to End Homelessness & Three County Continuum of Care (CoC) – May 19, 2020 

“Inclusive Practices in Youth Programs” – 1.5 – 3 hour training
– Big Brothers Big Sisters (Hampden, Hampshire, & Franklin Counties), January 30, 2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County – February 8, 2018


Trainings & Workshops for Schools

Supporting Trans & Nonbinary Students”1.5 hour – 1/2 day training
– Northborough / Southborough School Districts, March 3, 2020*
– Worthington Elementary School, February 25, 2020
– Hampshire Regional School District, January 21, 2020*
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

“Working with LGBTQIA+ Youth in School”1.5 – 3 hour training
The Center School (Holyoke), November 11, 2019
Lenox Public Schools, November 5, 2019*
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

“101: Understanding Gender & Sexuality in Schools”Full day training
– Champlain Valley Educational Services (BOCES), October 2, 2019
– 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 & Nonbinary Students”Full day training
– Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES, January 11, 2018
– Champlain Valley Educational Services (BOCES), April 28, 2017

“Next Steps: Continuing to Support Trans & Nonbinary 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

Shifting the Landscape: Gender Inclusive Sex Education” Full day training
Collaborative for Educational Services, November 6, 2018
– Taconic Hills Central School District, March 18, 2016 (shortened training)


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


Workshops for Families

“Families Supporting an Inclusive School Community” or
“Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones”1 – 2 hour workshops
Bristol County Agricultural High School (Bristol Aggie), November 14, 2019
– Reading Public Schools, March 30, 2019*
– Saratoga Springs School District, October 30, 2018
– Berkshire Country Day School (PreK-8), January 11-12, 2017


Guest Lectures, Panels, & Other Conference Workshops

“The First Pride was a Riot: Youth Leaders to the Front” Capital Region Institute for Human Rights Teen Symposium, June 29, 2020

“Language Matters: Inclusivity for Trans Individuals” – Through Her Eyes Conference, Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, October 25, 2019

“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, Shriner’s Hospital, 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.