2018 Institute – Beyond the Binary
The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL) will host their annual Institute at the San Francisco Main Public Library on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Beyond the Binary: Embracing Diverse Gender Identities will be a day-long symposium on the topic of gender, with special guest Lesléa Newman speaking on depictions of gender in children’s literature. The day will also focus on gender development, the messages that young people get through the media about gender, how school and public librarians can create safe spaces for gender nonconforming youth, and other important conversations. It will be an informative day with inspiring speakers and experts, as well as interactive activities. Keep up on all of the developing details by visiting bayviews.org. See you in April!
Join us for a day-long symposium on the topic of gender! #ACLInst2018
What is gender, and how does it develop?
What messages do young people get through media about gender?
How can school and public librarians create safe spaces for transgender and gender expansive youth?
Keynote speaker Lesléa Newman - Author of HEATHER HAS TWO MOMMIES and SPARKLE BOY
Maya Gonzalez - Award-winning artist and author of THEY SHE HE ME: FREE TO BE!
Alex Gino - Award-winning author of GEORGE
Lourdes Rivas - Author of THEY CALL ME MIX
Sarah and Ian Hoffman - Authors of JACOBS NEW DRESS
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. - Director of Mental Health at the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and author of THE GENDER CREATIVE CHILD and GENDER BORN, GENDER MADE
Encian Pastel - Educator and member of Gender Justice in Early Childhood
Cristina Escobar - Director of Communications at The Representation Project
Olivia Higgins - Founder of Queerly Elementary
Contact us if you'd like to be considered for a scholarship to this year's Institute!