Trans Literacy Project Seminar on Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Penn LGBT Center: 3907 Spruce Street

This location is ADA accessible

The Trans Literacy Project (TLP) is an exciting series of cross-discipline, cross-community conversations designed to advance trans literacy across and beyond the university. TLP workshops and expert panels feature the powerful insights of nonbinary, trans, and gender nonconforming activists, academics, teachers, learners, and leaders. Offering relevant resources for activists and allies both experienced and new, the series strengthens our collective capacity for generating pedagogical and public spaces of trans literacy and liberation. This series is free and open to the public.

This seminar brings together panelists Jama Shelton (Hunter Social Work), Monica Kramer (Penn French), and Erin Cross (Penn LGBT Center/GSE) to consider the following questions: how can we rethink the gender dynamics of the classroom? In what ways does the classroom space tend to exclude trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming populations, and how can we change this reality? Focusing on praxis, this workshop aims to help instructors across all fields develop concrete strategies for gender inclusivity. The session will feature three panelists from different fields who will speak to their own experience teaching beyond the gender binary, offer techniques and suggestions, and then lead a discussion with the whole group in an interactive workshop format.

For more information on the Trans Literacy Project, please visit:

Listen to the podcast interview with Jama Shelton

Sponsored by
an Alice Paul Center Working Group Grant. Co-sponsored by Penn English, School of Social Police and Practice, Graduate School of Education