AB ED Celebrating the Spirit: The importance of 2SLGBTQ+ Identity to our Schools

With roots in Indigenous understandings of gender/orientation/sex alongside an exploration of why we still have oppression of 2SLGBTQ+ identities in our schools and community, activities, dialogue and resources will be provided to help teachers develop stronger curriculum and pedagogy for their classroom. As it is a union day, we also want to discuss how to support 2SLGBTQ+ staff as incidents of microaggression to cis-sexism still continue in our workplaces. 

Please note, Ohana will be presenting alongside a Two Spirit Indigenous colleague. Final confirmation of name to come at a later date. 

Target Audience


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none needed, but perhaps note taking materials for themselves due to activity based workshop 


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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  • LA Matheson Secondary
    Annie Ohana

    Annie Ohana is a pansexual 1st generation White passing Arabic Jewish settler and Anti Oppression public educator at LA Matheson Secondary. She holds a Masters in Equity Studies and is a curriculum specialist and community organizer. She is the founder and director of MustangJustice, and is both a social justice advisor and a director on the board of of SherVancouver a 2SQTIBIPOC organization in the lower mainland. Our students and staff cannot be safe, and we cannot proclaim ourselves to be safe places if 2SLGBTQ+ lived experiences are not recognized, celebrated, and elevated in both our curriculum and pedagogy.  The most beautiful thing we can do is to Mentor Through Identity.