We Choose Love! We Choose Democracy! We Choose Community!

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work.

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Tuesday, September 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex & Gender

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Have you been feeling erased by recent conversations about gender? Have you wondered if you missed the meeting where we decided that sexism and transphobia were somehow two separate deals? Are you longing for a framework that links struggles for sexuality, gender and reproductive liberation for all people? Drawing on their nearly 25 years together in the Trans Liberation and anti-violence movements, Jake and Connie will unpack the dominant culture Binary System of Sex and Gender. We’ll take a critical (and sometimes hilarious!) look at rigid gender expectations, and how they relate to the systems of oppression that divide us. We will explore how our experiences relate, and how people of all genders can build solidarity to work for freedom.

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Connie Burk

Director of Policy, Research, Training & T.A., NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
Connie Burk co-founded the first regional LGBT survivor services in Kansas over 20 years ago.  Since 1997, she has directed The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA.  There she established the National LGBT Training & Technical... Read More →
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Jake Fawcett

Fatality Review, Membership Support, WSCADV

Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT