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Friday, July 19
 

6:00pm

Friday Night High School Hangout
Our Friday evening hangout is an optional event for any high school participants who want to spend some time getting to know others and hangout before the kick off weekend begins on Saturday. This is a great way to make some friends and get to know St. Mary's a little better before the additional participants arrive on Saturday!

Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Hagerty Lounge
 
Saturday, July 20
 

8:00am

Sign-In
Saturday July 20, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Soda Center

8:45am

9:00am

Home Group Icebreaker
Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Hagerty Lounge

9:20am

Gender Spectrum Opening Presentation
We'll kick off the weekend with a presentation by Gender Spectrum Staff with the middle school program. This will be a relaxed brief presentation on some themes we will be covering throughout the weekend some of which include the dimensions of gender, congruence, and how to connect to our personal gender stories.

Saturday July 20, 2019 9:20am - 10:00am
Hagerty Lounge

10:00am

Madin & ProjectQ
Meet Madin Lopez from the social justice organization ProjectQ! Madin will be sharing about their own gender journey, answering questions from the audience and sharing about their organization ProjectQ!

Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:40am
Hagerty Lounge

10:50am

My Gender Journey
Now we will take some time to reflect on our unique experiences with gender, and consider the path you've traveled to your understandings about gender today. What messages did you receive about gender growing up? What parts of your gender would you like to explore this weekend? This activity will include personal reflection and sharing in pairs as well as in your small groups. 




Saturday July 20, 2019 10:50am - 11:45am
Hagerty Lounge

11:45am

Lunch
Saturday July 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm

1:15pm

Exploring Your Gender Expression
Our gender expression can be a powerful way to communicate our gender to ourselves and to the world around us. What are the ways that we can explore our gender expression and find what makes each of us feel best? We'll also be talking about things like the pressure to have a certain gender expression and talking further about how your gender identity doesn't determine your gender expression!

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Filippi Academic Hall 120

1:15pm

Gender Congruence - Navigating Dysphoria and Finding Ways to Feel Aligned in Your Gender
We are all trying to find ways to feel most aligned in our gender and when we don’t many of us experience levels of dysphoria. Things including but not limited to: gender expression, identity markers (names, pronouns ID docs, identity terms), and our body can all be things that can help us feel congruent or not in our gender. Join this discussion group to explore and talk about ways to feel more aligned in our gender and ideas and strategies you can put into practice!

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Filippi Academic Hall 125

1:15pm

Physician Q&A (11th & 12th Grade)
This session will be an open Q & A for youth to ask questions to a physician about anything related to gender. Come to this safe space to ask questions that you might not have had an opportunity to ask before!


Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hagerty Lounge

1:15pm

Self Portrait - Art Workshop
How do you want people to see you? Using a variety of materials (collage, pencil, charcoal) we will create a self portrait that expresses the essence of who you are. Those interested are encouraged to bring a picture or selfie of yourself. No art experience is necessary just come on by to explore and make art with us!

Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Filippi Academic Hall 135

1:15pm

Sex Ed (9th & 10th Grade)
Remember how all that talk about the Birds and Bees didn’t seem to be about us? Or maybe you never got that talk at all! For many people it can be very empowering to learn about our own sexual response, but for some that learning process can be embarrassing and confusing. This workshop will provide a safe, shame-free place for folks to get hands-on information about pleasure physiology/anatomy, sexual response, safer sex supplies, and more. We'll be offering two workshops one for 9th & 10th graders and one for 11th & 12th graders.

Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Filippi Academic Hall 115

2:45pm

Exploring Your Gender Expression
Our gender expression can be a powerful way to communicate our gender to ourselves and to the world around us. What are the ways that we can explore our gender expression and find what makes each of us feel best? We'll also be talking about things like the pressure to have a certain gender expression and talking further about how your gender identity doesn't determine your gender expression!

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Filippi Academic Hall 120

2:45pm

Gender Congruence - Navigating Dysphoria and Finding Ways to Feel Aligned in Your Gender
We are all trying to find ways to feel most aligned in our gender and when we don’t many of us experience levels of dysphoria. Things including but not limited to: gender expression, identity markers (names, pronouns ID docs, identity terms), and our body can all be things that can help us feel congruent or not in our gender. Join this discussion group to explore and talk about ways to feel more aligned in our gender and ideas and strategies you can put into practice!

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Filippi Academic Hall 125

2:45pm

Physician Q&A (9th & 10th Grade)
This session will be an open Q & A for youth to ask questions to a physician about anything related to gender. Come to this safe space to ask questions that you might not have had an opportunity to ask before!


Saturday July 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hagerty Lounge

2:45pm

Self Portrait - Art Workshop
How do you want people to see you? Using a variety of materials (collage, pencil, charcoal) we will create a self portrait that expresses the essence of who you are. Those interested are encouraged to bring a picture or selfie of yourself. No art experience is necessary just come on by to explore and make art with us!

Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Filippi Academic Hall 135

2:45pm

Sex Ed (11th & 12th Grade)
Remember how all that talk about the Birds and Bees didn’t seem to be about us? Or maybe you never got that talk at all! For many people it can be very empowering to learn about our own sexual response, but for some that learning process can be embarrassing and confusing. This workshop will provide a safe, shame-free place for folks to get hands-on information about pleasure physiology/anatomy, sexual response, safer sex supplies, and more. We'll be offering two workshops one for 9th & 10th graders and one for 11th & 12th graders.

Speakers

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Filippi Academic Hall 115

3:30pm

ProjectQ Haircuts
ProjectQ will be offering free gender affirming haircuts throughout the afternoon! Stop by to sign-up. Remember to bring your on site guardian with you when you sign up. Signed waivers will be required.

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Hagerty Lawn

4:10pm

Taking Up Space & Building Power: How storytelling can heal and promote visibility
Why is storytelling important to social justice movements? One answer is that we exist in a society hell-bent on silencing our voices and experiences. This interactive workshop highlights thepower of storytelling as a tool for gender justice and equity. Through the lens of #MyStoryOUTLoud, a digital storytelling campaign that focuses on uplifting the narratives of LGBTQ youth of color, participants will be given tools on how to develop and share their stories through various methods and on across different social media platforms. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to identify their own stories as powerful mechanisms that can support personal and community healing.


Saturday July 20, 2019 4:10pm - 5:30pm
Hagerty Lounge

4:15pm

Gender & Faith Discussion Group
This discussion group will be a safe space for youth to explore faith and gender. Here are some examples of topics we might cover: the connections between our faith stories and our gender stories, how we talk with family members about faith, practices that strengthen our faith, the gifts we bring to our faith communities as gender-diverse people, and more!

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Filippi Academic Hall 115

4:15pm

Gender Expansive & Autistic Discussion Group
This discussion group will be a space for trans, non-binary & gender-expansive, autistic youth to connect, share experiences and talk about gender at the same time. 

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Filippi Academic Hall 125

4:15pm

Privacy and Disclosure Discussion Group
Often we are in spaces where we have to decide if we want to share about our gender. These can include things like school, sports, work, family, friends, faith communities and so much more. Join this discussion to share experiences and talk about the many different ways privacy and disclosure can come up in our daily lives.

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Filippi Academic Hall 120

5:30pm

Sign Out
Saturday July 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Hagerty Lounge

6:00pm

Saturday Evening Party
After winding down from the day's programming, please join us for dinner and a party from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on the De La Salle Lawn, in front of De La Salle Hall. This will be an opportunity for everyone to play and have fun, and to connect with each other in a relaxed, community setting. Food will be available for purchase at an affordable price (or included if you have on-campus housing) or you may bring your own food, and all activities will be free. We hope everyone will stay for this fun-filled evening that will include: bounce houses, games on the lawn, a photo booth, makeup, a clothing Swap, and the return of haircuts by Madin Lopez of ProjectQ.  One of our most popular activities last year is back! Only youth accompanied by their parent/guardian will be allowed to have their hair cut and there will be limited slots.

Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Sunday, July 21
 

8:15am

Welcome/Check-In
Sunday July 21, 2019 8:15am - 8:45am
Hagerty Lounge

8:30am

Documents 101 (Adult Program)
Identity documents, such as birth certificates, driver's licenses, and passports, play a key role in one's ability to access rights and services, such as traveling abroad, obtaining various government benefits, or enrolling in school. For transgender people, having documents that reflect our name and gender can be personally significant and can allow us participate in community life while assuring our privacy is protected. Still, transgender people and their families sometimes struggle to discern when they are ready to move forward with a legal name or gender change, and the patchwork nature of the laws and policies that govern name and gender changes does not help. This workshop will provide an overview of the current issues, challenges, and requirements for modifying identity documents, including updates on recent changes to relevant laws. It is intended both for transgender people and their families who are currently interested in or in the middle of a name/gender change process, and for those who are still considering their options but want to know more about what the process may entail. After this workshop, we will hold an Identity Documents Clinic, in which legal providers will be available to help fill out paperwork as well as speak about individual needs and situations.

Sunday July 21, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Soda Center - Lafayette Hall

9:00am

Agender/Neither Breakout Group
Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Filippi Academic Hall 120

9:00am

Cisgender Breakout Group
Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Filippi Academic Hall 125

9:00am

Non-Binary Breakout Group
Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Filippi Academic Hall 145

9:00am

Trans Feminine Breakout Group
Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Filippi Academic Hall 130

9:00am

Trans Masculine Breakout Group
Sunday July 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Hagerty Lounge

10:15am

Non-Binary Medical Care & Considerations (Adult Program)
As parents seek to understand the various needs of their gender expansive kids, medical issues can be difficult to understand. For those raising children and teens who are binary, some of the medical options seem clear. But what if your child is not identifying as a boy or a girl? What are the different medical options and questions to ponder? This workshop will describe and explain benefits and limitations of medical interventions for non-binary youth as they explore physical congruence.


Sunday July 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Dante 220

10:15am

Preparing For College (Adult Program)
The transition from high school to college can present new challenges and opportunities for growth for transgender and non-binary youth. This panel of college professionals and current college students will share experiences and strategies for advocating for oneself in college. Topics will include factors to consider when choosing a college, housing, healthcare, finding community, and more.

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Soda Center - Orinda Hall

10:30am

Packers, binders and more... A sex & dating roundtable for trans, non-binary & gender expansive young adults with Educator Andy
Join us for an honest and frank open discussion on how sex and dating and feeling congruent in our gender impact trans, non-binary and gender expansive folks. This conversation will be facilitated by Educator Andy, a queer/trans sexual health and wellness expert. Come share your experience, ask questions, learn tips, or just listen and connect on a topic that effects each of us in a variety of ways.  We'll also be talking about packers, binders, and more! 

Speakers

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
Filippi Academic Hall 145

10:30am

Sibling Discussion Group
Space for cisgender siblings to connect with one another, share how they are impacted by their gender-expansive sibling and just have space to talk about their own process.

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
Filippi Academic Hall 130

10:30am

Youth of Color Discussion Group
This will be a closed space for youth of color to discuss issues particular to our community of trans, non-binary and gender-expansive people of color.

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:40am
Filippi Academic Hall 120

10:30am

Mental Health Discussion Group
This discussion group will hold space to talk about coping skills, strategies for self-care and ways for us all to support our mental health.

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hagerty Lounge

11:45am

Lunch
Sunday July 21, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm

1:15pm

Surgical Congruence - Patients and Caregiver Perspectives - Things To Think About (Adult Program)
This session will feature perspectives from youth and caregivers who have pursued surgical approaches towards physical congruence. What do they wish they'd known ahead of time? Did anything surprise them? How could they have better prepared themselves? Were there any unexpected complications? Overall, how has this process impacted your own gender path? The second of two sessions on this topic, it will be an excellent bookend to the workshop featuring medical providers discussing similar ideas.

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Soda Center - Moraga Hall

1:15pm

Young Adult Roundtable - Imagining the Possibilities
What are the real life experiences of transgender and other gender-expansive young adults? Having moved through childhood, adolescence and their teen years, what lessons have these gender-expansive young people learned about their own experiences? What suggestions do they have for parents of today’s children and youth? During this powerful session, a group of young adults will engage in a conversation with one another that we will all be fortunate to be able to listen in on.  Honest, emotional, and inspiring stories can help parents and youth to envision what might be possible in their own lives. The goal of this session is to provide parents and youth hope by seeing that gender-expansive youth can thrive once their gender issues are addressed and a pathway cleared to their future.

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Soda Center - Claey's Lounge

2:50pm

Graduating High School Now What? Discussion Group
This discussion group will be open to all who are navigating and thinking about their plans for post-high school. Whether that is a college plan, gap year or something else entirely this will be a space to share and connect about the many different feelings and thoughts that can come up at this time!

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:50pm - 3:30pm
Filippi Academic Hall 120

3:00pm

MTV Film Viewing "Transformation" + Discussion
Need some down time at the conference? Join us for snacks and a film viewing of the MTV film "Transformation". This film features Madin Lopez from ProjectQ!

Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hagerty Lounge

4:00pm

Wrap Up
Sunday July 21, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hagerty Lounge

4:30pm

Sign Out
Sunday July 21, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Hagerty Lounge