GLBT Safe Schools
Michigan State University
College of Education


Spring 2008 Seminar Series

Pizza will be served at each seminar!



Transgender Issues in Education         

Award-winning author, performer, and educator S. Bear Bergman will visit share insights, stories and perspectives on the experiences of transgender people in schools. This event will be entertaining and informative.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Erickson Kiva


Legal Rights & Responsibilities      

Attorney Jay Kaplan from the ACLU will return to provide an overview of the teachers’ and schools legal rights and responsibilities towards GLBT students, teachers, and parents. He will also give us an update on the current legislation affecting Michigan schools, including the school bullying bill.

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 5:00 – 6:30 252 EH Erickson Hall


Identity in the Classroom: Traversing Teacher's Multiple Identities

What issues arise as a teacher enters the classroom? How does a teacher's "identity(s)," be it related to race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., impact his/her/hir interactions with not only students, but with parents, colleagues, and administrators? This seminar will allow participants to think through the complexity of their own identities and ask questions perhaps left un-asked in their curriculum.

Wednesday, April 2, 5:00-6:30, 252 EH Erickson Hall

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