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Intersectional Interventions: Supporting Queer & Trans Students of Color

Index #1007

Level of Experience: Intermediate
Session Track: Race and Social Justice in Higher Education

In an ever changing world, many institutions of higher education are being met with queer students 
of color. To strive for more celebratory, educational spaces previous frameworks must make room for 
re-imagined inclusive frameworks to best support these students.
 
Join four queer, higher education practitioners in a variety of roles strive to intervene with an 
intersectional perspective rooted in liberation. During this daylong pre-conference participants 
will walk away with a litany of qualitative and quantitative tools to engage or establish their own 
frameworks included but not limited to; the over-policing of LGB students in juvenile centers, the 
foremothers and future of intersectionality, a thorough examination of themes and frameworks vital 
for all social justice educators.
 
This pre-conference workshop will benefit intermediate to advanced higher education practitioners  
invested in engaging examining how to take theoretical frameworks of intersectionality to practice 
and application.


Presenters: 

Romeo Jackson (they/them/theirs), Assistant Director for Social Justice in Student Diversity and Social Justice University of Nevada, Las Vegas—Las Vegas, NV
Nathan Nguyễn, (he/him/his), Director, Office of LBGT Student Services, Western Michigan University—Kalamazoo, MI
Mycall Akeem Riley (he/him/his), LGBTQA Resource Center Coordinator DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 
Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegel (she/her/hers), Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ Outreach Columbia University—New York, NY