Transgender Education & Awareness Services

TransPonder created Transgender Education and Awareness Services (TEAS) to fulfill our commitment to educate the community at large

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Transgender people are a part of all communities, and our work is always intersectional. True positive change for the transgender community is created through:

  • supporting personal efficacy from within the trans/gender-diverse community
  • supporting institutional systemic change in the broader community through consultation, training, and education

At TransPonder, we have learned during our time of providing training across the state of Oregon to a broad spectrum of communities and organizations that continuous training practices help foster systemic change and create a harmonious and inclusive environment.

Regardless of whether you are at the beginning of this work or ready to build on a foundation, TransPonder TEAS services are designed to best suit organizations in supporting institutional and systemic change.

Please complete our Request a Training Form and the TEAS education team will reach out to you to schedule an initial education consultation.

To begin the process of trans/gender-diverse support and inclusion within your organization, click the button below!

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Meet Our Training Team!

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Sara Summers (she/her)

DEI & Outreach Manager

Loves Poptarts
Voracious reader
This is not her cat

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Andrew Horan (he/him)

Training & Outreach Specialist

Dances like no one is watching
Puerto Rican Irish
This is not his axe

Examples of Training Sessions

Bias Interrupted: The Implicit To the Explicit & All the Bias In-Between

  • The first step in eliminating biases is to know how they present in everyday situations. This workshop will explore how bias appears in various forms in the workplace, school, and communities.
  • The TEAS team will share how to identify, aware of the common biases and their long-lasting impact. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to create equitable practices to avoid and interrupt bias in the future.

Spilling the Tea: Queer & Trans Microaggressions

  • Participants will learn a dash of queer history, the roots of gender & sexuality-based microaggressions, and define examples of intentional and unintentional microaggressions in the workplace, schools, community, and home.
  • The TEAS team will explore the impact and damage caused by microaggressions and the importance of interrupting them. Attendees will practice interrupting microaggressions and discuss how this skill can be used and the various communication approaches.

Cup of Privileges: Awareness & Understanding of Privilege

  • “When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.”- Ijeoma Oluo
  • Each person’s identity is complex and comprises many components, including privileges. In this training, we’ll explore aspects of privilege to foster awareness and understanding

Gender 101: VarieTea

  • This training was designed to share foundational knowledge around gender, and all that goes along. This VarieTEA pack of gender 101 will include;
    • Terminology & definitions
    • Do’s & Don’ts
    • Inclusive language
    • Gender expression & gender identity
    • Strategies for creating a more inclusive environment
    • Pronouns & the importance of respecting them

The Tale of Language Lore

  • As language adapts to reflect cultural and societal changes, the meaning of the words we use also changes.
  • For example, when the characters in older television shows or movies sound cringe—ruining a show you used to find pleasant.
  • This training will explore problematic aspects of biased, culturally appropriative, gendered, and pejorative language. Participants will learn their history and impact, alternatives they can use, and how to advocate for those alternatives.