Session 1: Rethinking Gender Binarism in Our Everyday Lives - June 3, 2020
The gender and sex binary is ever-present in our lives, and those who fall outside of this binary are often invisibilized. In this session, you will learn and practice new ways to reflect about gender outside of the binary and to work towards popping the gender bubbles that exist in our everyday lives. You will review terms about gender, sex, sexuality, and the gender binary; then, in small breakout groups, we will try out a dialogue tool to reflect on the role of the gender binary framework and the experiences of people with nonbinary and other marginalized gender identities in your life and work.
This is the first in a 2-part series; the second, Rethinking Gender Binarism: In Our Gender Work, will draw on some of the concepts we discuss in this session. We hope to see you at both Gender Cafés! If you aren't able to join session 1 live, we encourage you to watch a recording of this session before attending the second one, especially if you are new to working with gender-diverse communities.
Session 2: Rethinking Gender Binarism in Our Gender Work - June 24, 2020
This session will engage a diverse panel of professionals who will share their experiences and insights for creating more inclusivity for those who live outside of the sex and gender binaries. Our panelists will share ideas for strengthening our work as it relates to gender, so that we truly support the many global identities beyond simplistic binaries.
Then in breakout sessions, participants will reflect individually and in small groups on what the first part of the session evoked, reflecting on their own personal and professional lives. Example topics might be: how we can work towards gender diversity in a largely binary world, sharing ideas for getting involved with groups in our communities, and how we can all (regardless of gender) collaborate to be more inclusive to sex and gender minorities in our work.
We will draw on some of the concepts discussed in the first panel of the series: “Rethinking Gender Binarism: In Our Everyday Lives.” If you weren't able to join, we encourage you to watch the recording linked below before attending the second session, especially if you are new to working with non-binary, intersex, and LGBTQ communities.
Part 1 - Rethinking Gender Binarism: In Our Everyday Lives
Part 2 - Rethinking Gender Binarism: In Our Gender Work
Kristy Kelly is a sociologist specializing in gender and development, policy and politics, transnational feminisms, gender mainstreaming, and social change in Southeast Asia. She is currently assistant clinical professor of global and international education at Drexel University and Associate Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University. Kristy teaches courses on gender mainstreaming, education diplomacy, gender and development in Southeast Asia and qualitative research methods. She has published on gender and education leadership, gender mainstreaming policy, gender and corruption, and post-socialist transition in Vietnam. She also consults and advises on gender and development issues for multilateral and humanitarian aid organizations such as UNESCO, The Asia Foundation, and Transparency International in Asia and Africa. Kristy serves as an Expert Advisor on Gender Mainstreaming to the United Nations, and is a Fulbright Core Specialist on Gender Equality. She received her BA from Pennsylvania State University, and MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.