Fri, May 12|
Gender Inclusive Language and Pronouns - Get It Right! (please)
Join Tabitha Ashura (they/them) and Angie Freeman (they/them) as they dig into gender-inclusive language through a non-binary lens.
Time & Location
May 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the event
Friday, May 12th
12pm PST -- 3pm EST -- 2pm CST -- 7pm GMT -- 8pm BST
Let's face it, most of us struggle to make our language gender inclusive - it's heavily ingrained in us to lovingly call our pals, "girl" ("guuurl" or "chica" depending on your culture), "man," or "you guys," and those we've not met "Ladies and Gentlemen." Unfortunately - that language isn't serving all of us, nor are the pronouns he/him and she/her. Let's take this opportunity to dig into gender inclusive language through a non-binary lens. Together we'll talk about helping those around you understand why we've got pronouns in our signatures, how to practice they/them and neo-pronouns, what to do if someone uses multiple pronouns, and how to support your gender non-conforming friends and colleagues by using language inclusively. Those who would benefit most from this session are those with a basic foundation or basic understanding of pronouns, who are looking to dive deeper into the everyday usage/practice of pronouns and intentional reframing of language. If you would benefit from a quick refresher, check out this quick FAQ : Transgender and Non-Binary People FAQ - Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org)
Get to know our hosts:
Tabitha Ashura (they/them) is a compassionate DE+I leader with a penchant for international flair and a deep love of languages. They have consulted in Talent Acquisition for 30+ Fortune500 companies, ran a cross departmental DEI committee with over 40 members and 10 working groups, and led and executed a global diversity month with 34 events in its first year. They currently work for a large diagnostics firm, where they’re really excited to drive a commitment to DE+I into measurable results. They are fluent in German, teach Irish Step Dance, and read on average 80 books a year. Tabby’s mission is to make spaces where everyone feels welcome and empowered to be the best version of themselves.
Angie Freeman, M.S. (they/them) is a fiery, energetic student affairs practitioner, educator, and speaker who pours their heart into the work of social justice. With over a decade of experience in various roles such as LGBTQ+ programming, diversity and inclusion, facilitation, residential life, mentoring, coaching, retention, training, and advising, Angie continues to pave a path led by self-work and action. As a lifelong learner with a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, Angie continues their education with a Graduate Certificate in Human Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice. Angie's mission is to create spaces for folks to connect, share, reflect, and implement action for our shared responsibility in social justice, equity, and inclusion.
Explore non-traditional pronouns and correct usage