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February 10, 2017

8:30 am to 2:15 pm

Roland Park Country School

This year’s guest speaker is Alex Myers who is a writer, teacher, and speaker. Born and raised in Paris, Maine, Alex was raised as a girl (Alice) and left Maine to attend boarding school at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Exeter, Alex came out as transgender, returning his senior year as a man after attending for three years as a woman, and was the first transgender student in that Academy’s history. After Exeter, Alex earned his bachelor’s at Harvard University, studying Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and living in the Dudley Co-op. Alex was also the first openly transgender student at Harvard and worked to change the University’s nondiscrimination clause to include gender identity. Subsequent to earning a master’s degree in religion at Brown, Alex has pursued a career in teaching English at secondary schools. He completed his Master’s of Fine Arts in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he began his work on Revolutionary. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two cats.

The program, hosted at Roland Park Country School, will begin at 9:15 am with a keynote address by Alex Myers. Following his remarks, students and faculty will have an opportunity to engage in an informal conversation with Alex over morning refreshments. After lunch, the program will conclude with student/faculty discussion groups and an opportunity to formulate action steps to take back to individual schools. This annual program for middle and high school students and faculty is always fully-subscribed, so please register early. Registration: 8:30-9:15 am. Program begins promptly at 9:15 am. Dismissal at 2:15 pm.

Registration for this event is Full.

This year’s Making Schools Safe program will be preceded by an evening program on February 9th for parents. Alex Myers will speak about his personal journey as an independent school and college student, and he will be available to answer questions. This program is available to the AIMS parent community free of charge, but registration on the AIMS website is required. February 9th, 7:30 pm, Roland Park Country School.            

To Register for the evening Parents (only) program click here.

 

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

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