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Supporting Trans and Nonbinary Youth with Christy Whittlesey
Join author and educator Christy Whittlesey, Ph.D, to discuss her book, It's OK to Say "They," and what teachers, parents, and allies can do to support and advocate for nonbinary and trans students. Listen to a panel of parents and community members as we discuss these important issues. Our panel will include Christy Whittlesey (she/her), Children's library assistant Molly McIntyre (they/them), Larainne Wilson ( / ), and will be moderated by Teen Services Librarian Anna Tschetter (she/her).

Christy Whittlesey, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) has been an educator in settings ranging from PreK-higher education for the past 20 years. She regularly collaborates with school districts to empower educators to foster inclusive, safe, and equitable schools where all students are supported, regardless of gender. She is the author of two books, It's OK to Say They: Tips for Educator Allies of Transgender and Nonbinary Students (2019), which was an IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist in 2020, and The Beginner's Guide to Being a Trans Ally (2021). Both are fund-raising books that benefit trans-supportive organizations. For more information about Christy, see her website: https://www.christywhittlesey.com/.

Jun 8, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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