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Saturday, July 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Bringing Our Whole Selves to the Table: Exploring Intersectionality

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How we view our own gender and those of our loved ones is influenced by all aspects of our identity including our family histories, race, religion, ethnicity, and the communities with which we identify. Panelists in this workshop will discuss how their multi-faceted identities relate to their experience of gender. They will share where they found support and opportunities for growth as well as how they navigated resistance and roadblocks. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own identities and engage in a dialogue with panelists and other attendees.


Rick Oculto, MSW

Rick Oculto, MSW is currently the Education Coordinator at Our Family Coalition. Formerly the Youth Services Coordinator at Billy DeFrank LGBT Center in San José, CA, Rick developed programs that addressed LGBT youth issues and created the first transgender youth support group in the area. Rick has conducted trainings for hundreds of students, educators, and youth workers focusing on diversity, harassment, gender stereotypes, and other... Read More →
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Kim Westheimer, MA

Gender Spectrum
Kim Westheimer, MA is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Gender Spectrum. Her professional career in non-profits and state government has focused broadly on the power of students, parents, and educators working together to create inclusive spaces for all students. Prior to being at Gender Spectrum, she directed the launching of Welcoming Schools at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. She is the coauthor - with Jeff Perrotti - of When the... Read More →

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Sandra Collins, PhD

Executive Director & Founder, EnGender / Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp
Sandra Collins, PhD is the founder of the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp, the non-profit engender, has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and is a member of several Diversity and Inclusion Committees for area non-profits. Sandra was inspired to create the camp based on her own daughter’s experiences. The camp prepares gender diverse youth to be self-advocates and to feel empowered in a safe, comfortable community. enGender runs camps... Read More →

Kris Glad

Kris Glad is an intern at Gender Spectrum, through the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps. E is working towards hir Bachelor's degree in Gender Studies at the University of Utah, and wants to go on to graduate school for Social Justice Education. From Utah, Kris was raised Mormon, but has since left the church and now would describe hir religious beliefs as agnostic. E identifies as nonbinary, and primarily uses e/hir/hirs pronouns... Read More →

MJ Morrisey

MJ Morrissey (they/them) is a 26 year old transfeminine|genderqueer|agender, mixed race individual. They currently work at Our Family Coalition advancing trans advocacy and programming efforts, and have previously worked with the Trevor Project to promote LGBQI and Trans inclusion and support in schools and governmental agencies. They were born and raised in San Jose and attended UC Berkeley for college. In their spare time, they love being... Read More →

Rafael Pineda

Rafael was born in Honduras and grew up south of San Francisco.  He lives with his wife of twenty years and fifteen year-old daughter in the East Bay.

Saturday July 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Dante 215

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