Acadia education students from a course called Human Sexuality and Gender in Schools are presenting a public event called Defying Labels: A Portrait of Gender Inclusivity. The Valley Youth Project has been invited to set up an information table. These education students are your future school teachers; come meet them and let me know what you want to see in schools of the future! Would you like to help us represent the project and answer questions? All drop-in participants are welcome to join us at the table. Or, you can just attend the event and check out the displays.
- Thursday, Mar 24, 3pm – 4:30pm
- Acadia Campus, Seminary House Rm 242
The closest public parking is at the Student Centre (aka Student Union Building, #30 on the map). From there, walk toward the chapel (the spire is easy to see from a distance). Seminary House (#22 on the map) is the large white building next to the chapel.
Our new transportation policy allows us to offer free transportation to VYP participants coming from Kings, Hants, or Annapolis counties. To sign up, please use the web form to place your request, any time until 12 noon on Tuesday, March 22. (NOTE: we can’t take same-day requests for this particular event).
More Info from the Organizers
There will be a multi-media exhibition in which Bachelor of Education students, local high school students, and community gender inclusive organizations (Red Door, Valley Youth Project) bring gender issues to centre stage. This exhibit aims to move the dialogue forward in schools and create more critical and deeper understandings of how youth experience their gender and sexuality. As such, the exhibit encourages schools and school partnerships to have authentic conversations with youth about identity, hypersexualization of children and youth in media, and the ongoing requirement to support gender non-conforming identities in schools. As one student group exhibition claims, “Don’t put me in a box, my gender cannot be defined”.
Representations might include, but not limited to:
- A poster
- A collage
- 3D visual representation
- Community Booth
- Other visual
For more information, email Professor Sarah Reddington