EDUCATE series: Trans and non-binary gender identities

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Join Capital Pride and Wisdom2Action for a free online education session on Trans and non-binary gender identities

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Join Capital Pride and Wisdom2Action Consulting Ltd for an informational EDUCATE series session on trans and non-binary gender identities. This session will cover Language, Experience and aims to develop your understanding of trans-identified people. This session is open to anyone who is looking to create a deeper understanding of how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world.

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Fae Johnstone: Fae Johnstone (she/they) is a Principal Consultant with Wisdom2Action, and a sought-after 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion educator, writer and organizer. Over the past three years with Wisdom2Action, Fae has led numerous local and national initiatives focused on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, combating gender-based violence and strengthening mental health services. Fae currently served on the board of directors of Kind Space, and has previously served on the board of LGBT Youth Line and the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity. Outside of work, Fae can be found drinking too much coffee, hanging out with her 4 ferrets, or causing problems on Twitter, @FaeJohnstone.

Jade Peek is an artist, organiser and educator who currently is the Director of Advocacy and Community Care at Canada’s first registered 2SLGBTQIA+ charity, Kind Space in Ottawa. She is a 25-year-old, Black Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaq queer trans woman born in raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax Nova Scotia). Jade studied her B.A in Art History focusing on African and Indigenous methodologies at NSCAD University and focused on curating spaces for pedagogy. She also served three consecutive terms on the National Executive of the Canadian Federation of Students ending her tenure as Deputy Chairperson, and producing an Anti-Racism Tool-kit for Campuses in 2018. Jade has dipped her toes in several arenas since 2014, to advocate for creating tables, as opposed to just sitting at one. You can find more about what Jade is up to online. Kwe me’tal-wuleyn?! Taliaq, lnu’wi’tm! Teluisit. Jade aqq K’jipuktuk tle’iawi. Antaguejgwej aqq lnu’k tle’iawit.

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Wisdom2Action: Wisdom2Action is a 2SLGBTQ+-owned and operated progressive consulting firm and social enterprise. Wisdom2Action specializes in community engagement, knowledge mobilization, and, of course, 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion. We are proud to work with partners from coast to coast to coast to facilitate change and strengthen communities.

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