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Gender Expansiveness at NCORE

Thursday, May 16, 2024  | RESCHEDULE | 8:00 – 9:30 AM HST*  |  Free  


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Webinar Description:

Inclusivity at NCORE extends to gender, gender identity, and gender expression. In our contemporary context of anti-DEI, anti-LGB, and anti-Trans legislation this webinar session will aid in NCORE attendees thinking and striving to build more inclusive spaces for those who hold marginalized genders and sexualities. 

This session aims to develop a shared foundational knowledge of trans and queer language that attendees may encounter at the conference. This webinar will center the histories of QTPOC trailblazers who are pillars within social justice movements, provide a brief history of NCORE’s interplay with Black, brown and indigenous queer communities , and visions for the future in striving for more liberated spaces aids us all.


Vanessa Aviva González-Siegel (she/her/ella) is a first-generation Cuban-American born in New York City.  She is a proud trans and queer woman. Her start in diversity work began while she was an undergraduate student and since dedicated her personal and professional life to social justice education and intersectional LGBTQ+ inclusion.

presenter Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegel

Mycall Akeem Riley (any pronouns) is a liberatory inclined educator currently laboring at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis Minnesota as the Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life. Mycall has had the privilege to work at the intersections gender identity, gender expression, sexuality and race and ethnicity in a multitude of ways including but not limited to DePaul University’s LGBTQIA+ Resource Center Coordinator, Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University, and in classrooms teaching courses such as Intro to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Chicago, and more. Outside of the ivory tower Mycall continues to strive for those on the margins. Particularly as a founding member of the Blaq Agenda: a collective indexing Black and Queer experiences based in Chicago but beyond. In addition, Mycall deeply enjoys thrift shopping, talking about taboo topics, Gospel music, and book clubs.

presenter Mycall Riley

*Webinar is listed in Hawai‘i Standard Time Zone (HST) of 8:00-9:30 AM. Check other time zones here.


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