An ACPE Academy Webinar
Terminology, Vocabulary, and Key Concepts Surrounding Gender and Gender Identity
Presenter(s): Rebecca Stapel-Wax and Robbie Medwed
Presented on: February 18, 2016
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* SOJOURN Terms
* Ryland's Story
* Debi Jackson
* Gender Pronouns
* Gender Neutral Pronouns
three-part series on transgender inclusion will discuss the terminology
and concepts surrounding gender and gender identity. These interactive
sessions will provide participants with accurate definitions of terms
related to sexual orientation and gender identity, how gender identity
and sexual orientation and gender identity differ, and will increase
participants' comfort level when using terms related to sexual
orientation and gender identity. Discussion areas will include
combatting stereotypes, discrimination, micro-aggression, and how to
translate this knowledge into action in healthcare and the workplace.
Participants will learn how every day actions can create (or destroy) a
sense of safety and comfort for our friends, family, and communities.
The Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN) promotes increased understanding, acceptance, and inclusion of individuals across the entire spectrum of gender and sexual orientation in the Southeast through education, outreach, and advocacy, inspired by Jewish and universal ethics and ideals.
Rebecca Stapel-Wax is the Executive Director of SOJOURN.
She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Georgia State and a B.A.
from Clark University. Rebecca has dedicated her career to helping
others navigate the pressures to conform one’s gender identity or sexual
orientation. Along with many volunteers, Rebecca has trained thousands
of youth, educators, parents, clergy, and advocates to build inclusive
communities including family life, the work place, and congregational
Robbie Medwed is the Education Director of SOJOURN
where he oversees their award-winning safe space, LGBT inclusion, and
suicide prevention workshops and training seminars. Robbie holds a
master’s degree in Jewish education from the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has
written curricula and nationally-recognized inclusive programs for the
Marcus JCC of Atlanta, BBYO, USY, NFTY, Camp Ramah, the Jewish Teen