Transgender Sensitivity Training
Date, Time and Place
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.
- Lynn Business Center room 108
The Transgender Sensitivity Training for law enforcement officers and mandated reporters is a proactive measure to lessen the impact of discrimination, dispel transphobic attitudes and establish protocols for handling interactions with transgender individuals. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. RSVP is required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for more information.
James Parlow is a trans rights advocate who specializes in law enforcement investigation, operations, police procedures and ethics training and coordinates the Minnesota Law Enforcement licensing program for POST on the WSU campus. His foundational background in law enforcement stems from 15 years as a street officer, law enforcement trainer and BSA Explorer program coordinator. He also serves as a peer counselor for law enforcement and fire fighters through the Seven Rivers Region CISM program.
Stevie Tran is a published author and speaker whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of diversity litigation and social issues in the transgender community. Stevie received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where she was a member of the LGBT Rights Fellowship -- the only program in the nation that trains attorneys on LGBT legal and policy matters as a centerpiece of their legal education. She has experience working for a federal judge, the U.S. attorney's office and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She was also one of the first interns of the Equality Federation Institute's Summer Internship, where she worked with Equality Arizona to develop the Scottsdale Transgender Equality Project, a program focused on educating local businesses about the benefits of developing LGBT-inclusive policies.
1 p.m. - Trans 101 Panel
This session will focus on the multiple pathways of gender expression, issues that trans-identified people face and personal stories, followed by Q & A.
2 p.m. - Law Enforcement Protocol
This session will focus on ways that individual agencies can establish protocols for handling transgender individuals.
3:30 p.m. - Profiling and Legal Implications
This session will review indicators to recognize harassment, cover legal ramifications related to bias-related incidents and the impact of profiling and transgender rights.
4:30 p.m. - Campus and Work Place Inclusion
This session will cover ways that individual departments can promote diversity and inclusion and tips to incorporate positive representations of LGBT people in the curriculum at the university level.