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Session Title

1106: Intersectional interventions: Supporting queer and trans students of color

Session Times

Tuesday, May 28: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.


In an ever changing world, many institutions of higher education and beyond 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 better support these students.

Join four queer, higher education practitioners and work in a variety of roles striving to intervene with an intersectional perspective rooted in liberation. During this all day preconference, participants will walk away with a number 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 through 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 and examining how to take theoretical frameworks of intersectionality to practice and application.


Nathan Nguyễn, MEd, Director, LBGT Student Services, Western Michigan University

Michael Riley, MS, LGBTQIA Resource Center Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Success, DePaul University

Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegel, MA, Assistant Director, Diversity and Campus Engagement, Sarah Lawrence College

Romeo Jackson, MEd, LGBTQ and Gender Program Coordinator, The Office of Student Diversity and Social Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas