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Out of the Box: Beyond the Gender Binary
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Roland Park Country School

Our keynote speaker this year is iO Tillett Wright, who is an artist, writer, speaker, and social scientist. iO’s work primarily deals with identity, be it through her fine art portraiture, or her ongoing activism campaign,
Self Evident Truths. iO regularly travels the country lecturing at events and schools, encouraging people to broaden their ‘circle of normalcy', and expand their sphere of empathy. Her TED talk, “Fifty Shades of Gay,” has been viewed by over 2 million people and is considered a key element in the growing international discussion of sexuality and gender.

Join us as we examine conventional “circles of normalcy” – the labels we apply to one another, often inaccurate, confining, even hurtful – and explore ways to be more empathetic, to suspend judgments and labels, and to treat one another with the very kindness and respect found at the core of school missions.

This Conference is appropriate for students in grades 7-12, and for faculty and administrators in all divisions and positions. We especially encourage adults to attend what promises to be an important day exploring issues central to school climate and culture.

Recognizing that faculty and administrators need time to explore these issues together, the day will include opportunities for adults-only conversations.


For a copy of the AIMS Sexual Orientation Resource Guide, click here.

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