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      May 21, 2019

      Tuesday   8:30 AM

      1257 High Street
      Melbourne, Victoria 3144

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      Inclusive HPE Teaching Forum - 'Creating safer spaces for Trans and Gender Diverse Students'

      Proud 2 Play and Inner Eastern Local Learning Employment Network (IELLEN) are partnering to host a breakfast forum highlighting the experiences of LBGTI+ young people with special focus on Trans and Gender Diverse students, the issues they face and how to implement inclusive school practice This forum is for all health and physical education teachers, school well-being staff in primary and secondary education and sporting and State Government representatives that seek to gain insights and understanding to better support LGBTI+ young people in their classrooms. Event Details When: Tuesday 21st May Where: Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High Street, Malvern Time: 8.30 am-11.30 am Breakfast is included.Speakers and Topics Include: Master of Ceremonies: James Lolicato (He/Him) - Proud 2 Play inc - James is the Co-Founder and Director of Proud 2 Play inc as well as a founding director of Pride Cup Australia. James is the former CEO of Proud2Play inc. In 2017 James was awarded as Victorian community leader of the year and later as the Australian Community Leader of the Year at the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards, James is a 2018 nominee for the Victorian Young Achiever Award and the GLOBE LGBTI+ person of the year. Guest Speakers: Dr lisahunter (They/Them/Theirs)  - Senior Lecturer, Monash Universitylisahunter researches in the areas of sex, gender and sexuality in education, sport and leisure including HPE curriculum and pedagogy, surfing, outdoor education and outdoor pursuits, and public media. They have investigated the practices of transition and the spectres of heteronormativity, cisgenderism and misogyny in schools. They playfully argue that HPE has always been queer, just perhaps not in the ways that are obvious. lisahunter works with general primary and HPE preservice teachers in primary and secondary programs to enhance their understanding of sexuality education and how to make schools better learning environments for inclusion, diversity and effective learning. Bowie Stover (They/Them) - Fearless Movement CollectiveBowie Stover (They/Them) is a Fitness Coach, RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certified) Instructor and Outreach and Events Manager. Their experience lies in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community to become physically active and lead healthier and happier lives with a particular focus on the Trans and Gender Diverse Community. As well as joining the Proud 2 Play Team as Outreach and Events Manager, they are co founder Fearless Movement Collective, an online Fitness, Nutrition and Mindset Social Enterprise helping to shape the bodies and lives of the queer community. Karyn Walker (She/Her) - Parents of Gender Diverse Children - ' The Parental Role in sports inclusion'  Karen Walker is one of the founders of Parents of Gender Diverse Children, a group that exists to provide peer support for those who are parenting trans and gender diverse children of any age. Parents of Gender Diverse Children is the largest organisation in Australia dedicated to supporting families with trans and gender diverse children providing parents the support to allow their children to live authentically. Adele Moleta (She/Her) - Unicorns Adele works hard to create new initiatives which provide queer people of all identities access to places where they can be wholeheartedly themselves. She is also very passionate about accessibility and inclusion which is at the forefront of every Unicorns event.  With a background in teaching she has also worked as a high school drama, media and English teacher, Safe Schools representative, TAFE teacher for kids at risk, radio host for the queer youth show Unicorn Youth and as the event manager for the largest LGBTQIA+ youth organisation in Australia, Minus18. Angie Greene (She/Her) - Stand Up EventsAngie is the CEO of Stand Up Events. A Non For Profit Incorporated Association dedicated to challenging the heteronormative culture of Australian Sport, and beyond. Her mission is to implement customised preventative programs into junior levels of sporting codes, where she hopes to wean out discriminatory language and behaviour, and to create a sporting environment where everyone can truly be themselves - regardless of sexuality or gender. Special Guest Speakers:Ro Allen (They/Them) - Commissioner for Gender and SexualityRo is Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner. Ro has over 20 years’ experience in community services, governance, social justice and LGBTI advocacy. Ro was the former Chair of the Victorian Adult, Community and Further Education Board and a commissioner on the Victorian Skills Commission. As founding CEO of UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Ro established Victoria’s first rural support group for LGBTI young people and a state wide network facilitated through the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria for training and workers support. Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopolous (He/Him) - Mayor of StonningtonCr Steve Stefanopoulos, Australia’s first and only same sex married mayor, was elected as the Mayor of the City of Stonnington in November 2017.  Steve is also a qualified teacher and published author of a number of books on the history of the City of Stonnington and is employed as the Heritage Collection and Records Manager at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak, having worked there for the past 20 years. When not instilling the love of history in students, Steve’s passion is in the built environment; strategic planning; history and geography.  His role on Council has enabled him to pursue his commitment to the preservation and protection of heritage buildings, areas and streetscapes and to work towards his vision for the preparation of long-term strategic plans for the development of major infrastructure projects for his beloved City of Stonnington. As Mayor, Steve has also worked passionately to ensure that the City of Stonnington is inclusive and accessible to all, especially the LGBTIQ+ community.  During his two terms as Mayor, Steve has lent his support to, and raised the profile of, a number of LGBTIQ+ groups, attending and speaking at various functions and activities; providing fundraising opportunities; encouraging the use of Council facilities through community grants and, through his Mayoral Gala in October 2019, hopes to raise much needed funds for the Victorian Pride Centre.”  

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