Gender Identity Conference - Saturday 23 June 2018

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Braithwaite Hall

Croydon Clocktower

Croydon

CR9 1ET

United Kingdom

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Saturday 23 June 2018

GENDER IDENTITY CONFERENCE

Who do we think we are? Understanding new gender identities amongst children and young people

Trans. Non-binary. Gender-fluid. Gender-queer.

The number of words being used by children and young people to describe their gender identities increases every day. But what do these words mean for the children and young people that claim them and how should we respond?

This all-day community conference will be a fantastic opportunity to explore this question and many others. The event is open to anyone who wants to learn about how children and young peoples’ gender identities are changing and what this means for us as professionals, volunteers, parents/carers, friends and our families. We will hear from young people, families, specialist organisations and professionals living and/or working with issues of gender identity.

There will be a healthy mix of people attending, including social and youth workers, people who work in public services (including health, education and the police), charities, faith and community groups, counsellors and therapists and many more besides. We will also welcome the voices of trans, non-binary and gender-fluid children and young people and their friends, families and parents/carers – for whom there will be a limited number of free places.

Importantly there will be time between speakers to ask questions, talk through what we have heard in smaller groups, share our experiences and imagine different ways of working and being with trans and gender-fluid children and young people.

Programme

[09.30] Registration

[10.00] Welcome: Gordon Knott, Director, Croydon Drop-In

[10.05] Welcome & housekeeping: Neil Young, Chair

[10.10] KEY NOTE 1: Natacha Kennedy Academic, Journalist & Trans Activist

[10.25] Questions for key note speaker 1

[10.35] KEY NOTE 2: Krystyna Hebb. Mermaids: Helpline Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

[10.50] KEY NOTE 3: Dr Jay Stewart: CEO, Gendered Intelligence

[11.05] Small group discussions

[11.20] Questions for key note speakers 2-3

[11.35] BREAK

[11.50] KEY NOTE 4: THE BRIT SCHOOL MODEL

-PART I: Stuart Worden, Principal; Wendy Adams, Head of KS4/Deputy Head of English & Mike Offen, Pupil Premium Lead, the BRIT School

[12.10] -PART II: Reece Lyons BRIT School Graduate

[12.25] -PART III: Performances: Kayden & Andi (Film); Esme (Poetry); Tom & Eden (Song)

[12.40] Questions for key note speakers 4 and performers

[13.00] LUNCH

[14.00] KEY NOTE 5: Dr Bernadette Wren: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Tavistock Clinic, Gender Identity Development Service

[14.15] KEY NOTE 6: Metro Centre/Bridge LGBTQ Youth Group – Sarah Rowlinson & Lola Olsen: Acting Head, Youth Services & Trans Youth Support Worker, Metro Centre

[14.30] KEY NOTE 7: Nathan Hudson-Sharp Senior Social Researcher National Institute of Economic & Social Research

[14.45 Small group discussions

[15.05] Questions for key note speakers 5-7

[15.20] Summing up and next steps

[15.30] Stay for tea, cake and conversation

[16.30] Conference ends


Tickets are £65 + booking fee which includes a sandwich buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day

This is a not-for-profit event: if any monies are leftover they will be donated to organisations that support children and young people who identify as trans and/or gender-fluid.

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Braithwaite Hall

Croydon Clocktower

Croydon

CR9 1ET

United Kingdom

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