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Creating 2SLGBTQ Positive Space

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Credits
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 1.0
1 hour
Published
2019
Presenter(s)
Dierdre Pike
Source
Halton County Law Association (HCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
1 hour
Price
$99.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

This session explores what it means to create 2SLGBTQ+ Positive Space from a personal, organizational and political or global perspective. Participants will have an increased awareness of both subtle and overt forms of heterosexism, homophobia, cissexism and transphobia, while exploring what it means to live from an anti-oppression framework. The objectives of the session are achieved through facilitator input including story-telling, video clips and group conversation, delivered with passion and humour.

Presenters

Dierdre Pike

Deirdre Pike wears many hats in the community but under each one of them is an out and proud lesbian and queer woman, challenging systems and calling for change in a sometimes disruptive, but always respectful, kind of way.

Deirdre uses she/her/they/them, but mostly gets misgendered as male. She has been proactively or officially working on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion since she first joined the City of Hamilton’s Advisory Committee in 2003. Deirdre has been Pride Citizen of the Year a couple of times and wrote this school board’s handbook on how to have student-led Queer and Trans Positive Space Groups. 

Deirdre regularly delivers 2SLGBTQ+ Positive Space Training in the education, health, justice, social and business sectors.  She also delivered Positive Space Training sessions at Hamilton Police Services’ Block Training from 2011 – 2013 and raised the Pride flag outside Central Station when it first went up four years ago. 

Often identified as a voice for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, Deirdre explains that she is not a representative for the community as a whole, but rather one voice for this distinct community of communities.

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