Meeting Archive:
Our Trans and Non-Binary Loved Ones: Owning Your Role in Creating More Inclusive PFLAG Chapters

Meeting Description:
PFLAG is dedicated to providing support to trans and non-binary folks and their families, educating the community about the issues that trans and non-binary people face, and advocating for fully inclusive policies at the local, state, and federal level. In this session you’ll:
  • Review the terminology that people often use to describe gender identity and gender expression (including pronouns 101) and why it is so important for allies to use language confidently.

  • Discuss a variety of materials and resources – from PFLAG National and our organizational partners – that will help build your chapter’s capacity

  • Consider the pros and cons of various support group models being used by PFLAG chapters across the country to provide support trans and non-binary folks and their families

  • Reinforce your personal responsibility as an ally to the trans and non-binary community and learn more about better practices around supporting and engaging new allies
We will also reserve plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!
Date: Wed, Feb 20, 2019
Time: 08:30 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
Jean-Marie Navetta
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Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project. Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX. But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs.

Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.