Schedule

 

Friday, November 21, 2014


7:45-8:15 AM | Registration

8:15-8:30 AM | Welcome

Dean Ronald Yasbin, College of Arts & Sciences and Provost Glen Cope

8:30-9:30 AM | Keynote

It's About All of Us: Expanding Understandings of Gender | Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum, Emeryville, California

9:30-10:15 AM | Plenary Session

An Overview of Trans* History | Dr. Amy Cislo, Washington University in St. Louis

10:15-10:30 AM | Break

10:30-11:30 PM | Workshop Sessions

Education

Teaching Trans-Inclusion: A Shared Responsibility on Campus | Lu Ferrell, Salem State University

Language

Words That Work: Using Language to Advance Equality and Acceptance | Stephanie Mott, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project

Youth & Families

Transgender Youth: Strategies to Increase Safety, Awareness & Inclusion in Schools | Catherine Griffith, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Legal Issues

Bending the Mold: Navigating Transgender Legal Rights for Trans Folks and Their AdvocatesCrispin Torres, Midwest Regional Community Educator for Lambda Legal

Health & Aging

Working with Gender Diverse and Transgender Clients | Kelly Storck, LCSW

11:30 AM-12:15 PM | Plenary Session

Caring for the Gender non-Conforming Child and Adolescent: The Development of the Lurie Children's Hospital Multidisciplinary Model of Care | Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, and HIV-Prevention, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago



12:15-1:30 PM | Lunch



1:30-2:30 PM | Plenary Session

Trans* Aging: Past, Present, and Future | Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE, Inc.

2:30-4:00 PM | Research Sessions

Education/Youth and Families

Men and Women for Others: Teaching the Gender Spectrum at a Jesuit University | Ina Seethaler, Saint Louis University

The School Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth in Wisconsin | Lane Hanson, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Transgender Journey: Learning to DO Resilience, in Order to BE Resilient | Kathryn G. O'Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Policy / Health and Aging

Caged Women with Penises: The Implications of the Penal System for Trans Women in Male Prisons | Michelle Bloyd, Webster University

Sexual Concerns of Transgender Women with Disabilities | Mya Vaughn, Maryville University

Gender Transitions Later in Life | Research: Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis

The Effects of Survival Economy Participation on Transgender Experiences of Service Provider Discrimination | Matthew Bakko, Washington University in St. Louis

Constructing Gender

Unintelligibilities That Matter | Ren Wilding, University of Missouri–St. Louis

The Arkansas Multidimensional Gender Scale | Karyl Lounsbery, Tellurian UCAN, Inc.

Trans/Forming Educational Leadership: Retrospectives of Transgender Persons as Public Intellectuals in School Contexts | Research: Brandon Beck, Texas State University

4:00-4:15 PM | Break

4:15-5:15 PM | Plenary Session

Your Rights and the Future for Transgender Equity | Masen Davis, Transgender Law Center

5:15-7:00 PM | Happy Hour with Cash Bar

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014


7:45-8:15 AM | Registration

8:15-8:30 AM | Welcome

Dean Carol Basile, College of Education and Chancellor Thomas George

8:30-10:30 AM | Workshop Session

Youth & Families

Creating Gender Inclusive Schools | Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum

8:30-9:30 AM | Workshops Sessions

Language

An Assessment of the Speech & Language Needs of the Transgender Community | Workshop: Marie Klopfenstein, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville

Education

Trans* Awareness for Educators and Policymakers | Laura Pearce, University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Health & Aging

In Our Own Words: Exploring Supportive Transgender Health Care in Metro-Saint Louis | Aminata Cairo, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville; Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans* Umbrella Group

Policy

Sharing Experiences for Awareness and Advocacy Using Podcast Materials | Nick Butler, MU Center for Health Policy

Personal Narratives/Storytelling

Love Me for Me: Children’s Literature in Support of TransVisibility | Aminata Cairo, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville and Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans* Umbrella Group

Transgender Evolution: Navigating Binary Culture | Kathleen Nigro, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Youth and Families

The Game of K-12 Life: A Journey Through the School to Prison PipelineKa'Milla Miller

9:30-10:30 AM | Workshop Sessions

Language

Words To Live By: The Importance of Language as a Tool for Inclusion | Joseph Anthony, National Center for Transgender Equality, University of Missouri–St. Louis

Education

Value of Trans* Youth Leadership | Morgan Kennan, Missouri GSA Network

Policy

Transparency & Inclusion: The Gender Question in HIV Reporting | Elizabeth Fuchs and Kaytlin Reedy-Rogier Saint Louis Effort for AIDS

10:30-10:45 AM | Break

10:45-11:45 PM | Plenary Session

Pink and Blue: The Battle to Be Ourselves | Decker Moss



11:45 AM-12:45 PM | Lunch



12:45-1:45 PM | Plenary Session

Creating a Safer Space on Campus: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Student Advocacy at HBCUs | Brandon Braud, Human Rights Campaign

1:45-2:45 PM | Workshops Sessions

Language

Pronouns Matter! Navigating & Honoring Gender | Christine Dolan, Washington University in St. Louis

Constructing Gender

Constructing Gender: A Global View of Transgender Peoples | Don Conway-Long, Webster University

Youth & Families

Understanding Social Transition for Children and Youth | Kelly Storck, LCSW, Workshop for High School Youth Safe Connections

Building Community: A Workshop for the High School Youth | Safe Connections

Education

Status of Laws That May Protect Transgender Students | Lawrence J. Altman, Kansas City Public Schools

Health & Aging

After the Letter: What's Next? | Dr. Chad Keller, Psychological Services, Lewis and Clark Community College

Spiritual Support

Finding Spiritual Support | Rev. Becky Turner, Faith Aloud; Rev. Dr. William Yancey, Bethel Lutheran Church; Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, Kirkwood Baptist Church; Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, 2nd Presbyterian Church, CWE; and Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation

2:45-3:00 PM | Break

3:00-4:00 PM | Roundtable Sessions

Demographic Studies of Trans* Youth at the SPOT: Supporting Positive Opportunities with (Gender-Nonconforming) Teens | Jennifer Heeley, MD, Katie Plax, Guariv Kaushik, Washington University Pediatrics

Transgender Student Veterans | Michael Pelts and David Albright, University of Missouri–Columbia; Sarah Froese, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital

Trans* Social Support Group | Michelle Farrell, University of Missouri–Kansas City

The State of the Trans* Metro Area | Metro Trans* Umbrella Group

Transitioning: A Family Journey | Patricia Egan Berne

The Power of Conversation | Laurie Copeland and Kim Hutton

Legal Advice | Arlene Zarembka, Attorney

4:10-5:00 PM | Endnote

Taking Action: Moving Towards Greater Gender Inclusion for AllJoel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum

Overview

Keynote Speaker

Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum, Emeryville, California

Plenary Speakers

  • Loree Cook-Daniels, Program & Policy Director, FORGE, Inc.
  • Masen Davis, Director, National Transgender Law Center
  • Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPh, Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, and HIV-Prevention, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago
  • Decker Moss, TED Talk Presenter
  • Samantha E. Master, Human Rights Campaign
  • Dr. Amy Cislo, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Education

  • Lu Ferrell, Salem State University
  • Kathryn G. O’Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ren Wilding, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ina Seethaler, Saint Louis University
  • Lane Hanson, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Laura Pearce, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Morgan Kennan, Missouri GSA Network
  • Lawrence J. Altman, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Michael Pelts, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • David Albright, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Sarah Froese, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital–Columbia

Language

  • Stephanie Mott, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project
  • Marie Klopfenstein, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Joseph Anthony, National Center for Transgender Equality & UMSL
  • Christine Dolan, Washington University in St. Louis

Policy & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Nick Butler, MU Center for Health Policy
  • Matthew Bakko, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Fuchs, St. Louis Effort for AIDS
  • Chad Keller, Keller Psychological Services, Lewis and Clark Community College

Youth & Families

  • Michelle Farrell, University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Patricia Egan Berne
  • Laurie Copeland and Kim Hutton, TransParent
  • Safe Connections
  • Rev. Becky Turner, Faith Aloud
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, Kirkwood Baptist Church
  • Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, 2nd Presbyterian Church, CWE
  • Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation

Health & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kelly Storck, LCSW
  • Aminata Cairo, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans* Umbrella Group

Constructing Gender

  • Kathryn O’Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Karyl Lounsbery, Tellurian UCAN, Inc.
  • Brandon Beck, Texas State University
  • Don Conway-Long, Webster University

Personal Narratives

  • Kathleen Nigro, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Aminata Cairo, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans* Umbrella Group
  • Shannon Durphy, University of Missouri–St. Louis