Campus Scene: Trans day webinar upcoming

Carolinas News Notes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Campus Pride, in cooperation with PaperClip Communications, will host a webinar for campus students and staff on Nov. 12, 2 p.m., in advance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance which occurs on Nov. 20.

The event, “Strategies for Serving & Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming Students,” will provide information on how to best create a safe and acceptable environment in which to thrive.

Panelists include Campus Pride founder Shane L. Windmeyer, M.S., Ed., and Genny Beemyn, director of the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Stonewall Center.

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Registration is available online.

In other news, Windmeyer has announced that “The Blessing of Growth: Sitting Down at the Table with Chick-fil-A” is now available for booking at campuses who are committed to creating a safe space for open, welcoming dialogue between campus community members.

Dialogue is centered around the experience that Windmeyer had when he engaged with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy. Previously, Windmeyer has boycotted the restaurant chain due to its anti-LGBT stance, but after the conversations he had with Cathy, he suspended it. The two learned about leadership, respect and civility as a byproduct of the encounters and became friends.

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Format for the presentation is through either roundtable discussion or lecture.

Related: New Chick-fil-A filings show decrease in anti-LGBT funding

info/registration: campuspride.org/tdor-webinar.

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