No one ever starts out perfect or unproblematic, and no one ever reaches the finish line on becoming a more inclusive, intersectional ally. Checking your privilege, being open to experiences and perspectives other than your own, and learning about different identities is a continual process. These workshops help you along as you navigate the various stages of this process and your own personal journey.
These workshops give participants the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. Our goal in this series is to alert participants to questions, concepts, behaviours, and identities that they don’t even know they don’t know.
In the final part of our Queer and Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series, we bring together the skills and knowledge from the first two workshops and develop a deeper understanding of inclusivity that is intersectional. We enhance our understanding of anti-oppression by considering the intersections of sexuality, gender, race, class, ability, and colonialism. We then spend a larger part of the workshop discussing examples of non-inclusive website copy, marketing materials, and business policies and devise best-practice solutions. Participants will leave this workshop with the confidence they need to sustain an inclusive business.
While it is not necessary to have taken Part 1 of this series in order to participate, we do not recommend taking Part 3 unless you've participated in Part 2 of the series.