Trainings And Workshops
galaei’s Gender and Sexuality Curriculum was created to provide youth and students with a basic understanding of language, concepts, and ideas related to healthy relationships, reproductive and sexual anatomy, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV and STIs, and safer sex. It is a foundation for further learning surrounding gender and sexuality, where youth will start to reflect on their own identities and beliefs, as well as learn about other identities and beliefs.
The overarching goals of the curriculum include for students to:
1. develop more comfort and skills in speaking about topics in gender and sexuality
2. be able to increase their basic knowledge of gender and sexuality related topics
3. appreciate diverse experiences of gender and sexuality
The target audience for galaei’s Gender and Sexuality Curriculum is youth, ages 13-21, in mix sex and gender groups. Most often, galaei teaches in local Philadelphia high schools where there is a lack of gender and sexuality education.
LGBTQ 101 for Youth:
Youth will gain general knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Participants will improve their understanding of queer terminology and improve their understanding of gender identity. This training aims to eradicate stigmas against the LGBTQ community by encouraging healthy non-judgmental dialogue between youth.
LGBTQ 101 – 201 For Educators:
Through this training educators will gain general knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Participants will improve their understanding of queer terminology and improve their understanding of gender identity. Additionally, this training aids educators in navigating their classroom with queer youth; educating teachers and faculty on gender inclusive language to use around the classroom & restoratively redirecting any harm that can occur to queer youth in schools. This training aims to provide educators with tips on creating a safe & affirming space for queer youth.
HIV 201: A greater expansion of the education, history and diverse culture of HIV/AIDS through the lens of Black and Brown experiences. Participants will walk away informed about access to care, HIV medication adherence, HIV medication education, stigma, disclosure, U=U (undetectable equals Untransmittable). and the myths that shroud the community of people living with HIV.
HIV 301: A wrap-up training to the HIV 101 and 201 training. The purpose of this workshop is to focus on the social and emotional components that People Living With HIV (PLWH), especially queer and trans people who are black and brown experience daily. The HIV 301 training is about learning how to cultivate and incorporate spaces that are safe combined with destigmatizing that idea of HIV in the work environment up to providing inclusive language that supports the retention of HIV 101, HIV 201 and HIV 301. The sole purpose of this training is to inform QTBIPOC community members and allies about the mental health disparities PLWH are introduced to during and after transmission. HIV 301 will also overview the END AIDS campaign with the intention to inform participants of ways to support, advocate and destigmatize living with HIV/AIDS.
Queer Sex Education: Workshops are created for educators, parents, queer youth, QTBIPOC community members and those who want the real education that is for us and by us. The queer sex education training is a specific dive into queer sex, sexual reproductive health, cultural identities, “What to expect and Why”, “How to love your queer child” as experienced by with impact for both QTBIPOC community members and allies.
Gender 101: The Basics is the introduction to Gender and Sexuality. This lecture helps understand the difference between sex/sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. As well as take a dive into federal, state, and local laws/policies that help you understand your rights legally in your gender. We will have a small group discussion to tackle frequent and challenging questions. This is a space to allow yourself to get uncomfortable. We will utilize scenarios and Galaei’s Justice the Gender Cat as tools to navigate this lecture. This Gender 101 is designed for folx who are interested in understanding the correct way of interacting with folx from all walks of life and their identities.
Gender 201: So, You Know Something! Great, you’ve taken our 101 or maybe someone else’s (that’s fine). Our Gender 201: So, you know something, is a lecture focused on patriarchal systems, misogyny, gender “roles” and Gender Baiting. In this lecture we will discuss the systems that have created the current gendered hierarchy, why gender is important, and creating spaces for marginalized groups. Within this discussion we will learn how we as gatekeepers can make active changes in the systems of oppression directly around us. We will have a small group discussion to tackle frequent and challenging questions. This is a space to allow yourself to get uncomfortable. We will utilize mental exercises and scenarios as tools to navigate this lecture. This Gender 201 is designed for folx who are interested in understanding the correct way of interacting with folx from all walks of life and their identities.
Gender 301: What Now?? So, What Now? You’ve taken ours (or someone’s else’s) 101 and 201. You’ve learned the basic and then some. The question is, “What do we do with this information now”? In our Gender 301 you will learn how to apply everything you have learned into your day-to-day life. You will learn how to navigate uncomfortable conversation in your spaces to combat patriarchal systems, use you position to implement small or large changes, and share what you have learned throughout this course.