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.
Part 1 of the Queer & Trans-Inclusivity for Entrepreneurs series provides entrepreneurs with the language and tools they need to promote inclusivity for folks who identify as queer, trans, and non-binary. We explore the language of gender, sex, and sexuality and their relationship to concepts such as intersectionality, privilege, and oppression. This workshop prompts participants to ask “what am I not even noticing?” and to think about the ways in which they can promote allyship. We consider what it means to work from an anti-oppressive framework in order to create a more equitable business.
Over the course of 3 hours, the workshop leaders provide participants with a breakdown of important concepts and terminology, and guide participants through a series of explorative questions and group exercises that will help illuminate areas where their allyship could be improved.