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Understanding Gender: Bilingual Summit for Parents, Educators, and Adult Allies

A free bilingual conference for parents, guardians, adult allies, and educators who want a deeper understanding of gender and youth in Monterey, San Benito, & Santa Cruz Counties.

Understandings of gender are changing rapidly and it can be challenging to keep up! All children are limited by traditional gender roles and stereotypes, whether they are transgender, gender expansive, or not. Parents and adult allies play a crucial role in creating a safe and supportive environment for all young people around their gender.

We hope you’ll join us for a day of learning, conversation, and reflection about youth and gender, including such topics as:

  • Understanding the dimensions of gender
  • Learning common terms and concepts
  • Affirmative parenting practices around gender
  • How your own experiences with gender may affect your parenting
  • The personal experiences of transgender and non-binary youth
  • Suggestions for talking with children and teens about gender
  • Making schools more gender inclusive and safer for gender expansive youth
  • Strategies for navigating the school system with transgender or gender nonconforming students
  • Understanding puberty blockers and hormones

Hourly Schedule

Summit Schedule

9:30am - 10:00am
Registration, Resource Fair, and Light Breakfast
10:00am - 10:15am
Welcome & Introductions
10:15am - 11:15am
Overview of Gender (in English)
Entendiendo el género desde una perspectiva Hispana/Latina (en español)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Choose One Session
Hormones and Puberty Blockers Q&A OR Keeping Schools Safe with Jen Salinas-Holz
12:30pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Youth panel with Jen Salinas-Holz


Oct 08 2022


9:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Watsonville High School
250 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA 95076


Safe Schools Project