Welcome to the 82nd CASCWA State Conference:  Student Success By Design
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Thursday, May 10 • 3:25pm - 4:30pm

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The Letters of Equality course will explore the evolution of the LGTBQ+ community. We will highlight key components of the gay rights movement as it pertains to the advocacy for gay, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, and questioning/queer people. The course will identify important terminology associated with sexual orientation and gender expression as we start to become comfortable in the use of pronouns which provides a more inclusive environment for all people. Participants will engage in the exploration of the many issues that the LGBTQ+ community face as we access our own biases associated with this population. This course will include a discussion on how our behavior’s and lack of understanding can impact the safety and well-being of this protected class. Lastly, we will broaden our capacity for competency by implementing strategies to increase our cultural awareness, using the RIR protocol. The RIR Protocol (Recognize, Interrupt, and Repair) will help stop the cycle of bias behaviors and attitudes that marginalize the LGBTQ+ community.

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Carlos Da Silva

Equity Trainer, EPOCH Education
Carlos Da Silva is a facilitator and coach supporting businesses, organizations, schools and educational agencies. He integrates workplace and classroom practices combined with onsite/online training, and actionable strategies to ensure cultural competency. With over 10 years experience... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:25pm - 4:30pm PDT
Exhibit Hall - Room 2001