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Gender 101 (ODK Scholarship Pillar)

November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) and the Sexuality And Gender Alliance (SAGA) invites you to join us in welcoming Katie Kramer to campus as she hosts “Gender 101” – a workshop aimed at helping us all become better allies to those in our community.  Registration information will be shared via the ODK Facebook and Instagram pages.  Contact Maya Gravagna ( with questions.

Katie Kramer has been a writer, speaker and activist in the college market for more than a decade. A fierce advocate for the trans community, in 2015 she and her Husband co-founded Camp Indigo, a summer day camp for trans and gender diverse youth, hoping to create a space for kids to be seen and celebrated for exactly who they are. 

Never one to shy away from the difficult conversations that help expand our knowledge and our hearts, Katie looks forward to bringing a little challenge and a whole lot of space for growth to your campus. 

In today’s transphobic world, just the word “gender” has become almost taboo, or at the very least– something that is happening to “other” people. When in reality, all of us make gender decisions multiple times every single day! We get dressed, we style our hair, we tell people our name, our pronouns, and we all feel good, or not so good about the way the world responds to us based on these things. 

In this workshop Katie will meet every individual exactly where they are on their knowledge of gender, biological sex, and sexuality, and help facilitate their own evolution on these ideas. By co-creating the conversation with everyone in the room, Katie hopes for all participants to leave feeling a little challenged by their own preconceptions, a lot empowered in their knowledge of gender diversity, and more confident and ready to stretch their muscles as allies out in the world. 

What you’ll learn at the workshop:

  • What is allyship? What does it mean to be an ally? And what are the barriers that prevent us from speaking up?
  • Basic gender terms and vocabulary: Transgender! Cisgender! Pronouns! And how to make sure you’re being thoughtful with everyone you meet.
  • The ISMS: LGBT isn’t just one thing – there are many identities within ‘the alphabet.’ Race? Ethnicity? Ageism? Ableism? Know the difference and how to use inclusive language when you’re talking about a community vs. an individual person.
  • Politically Correct? Or Just a Good Person?: Examining the ways we get defensive when we’re asked to evolve.
  • Learning on vs. learning from: Everything we know about social interaction we’ve learned by messing up on someone else. It’s natural to learn through observation, inquiry, successes and failures. That said, it is ‘unfair’ and outdated to rely on marginalized persons to provide you an education based on their lived experience. 
  • Never tokenize! Often our most marginalized team members are asked to speak on behalf of all members of their respective identity groups – how can we stop this practice? 
  • Resources to use TODAY! Assessments, tools, sentences starters, additional reading – oh my!


November 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Dunham Student Activity Center, 6800 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA

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