Liz Hamor

Liz Hamor has been a social activist for more than 20 years. Starting her career in education, Liz worked in low-income schools in Emporia and San Antonio, and continually advocated for her students and their families who faced barriers with education, language and income before starting her family with her husband.

Becoming a stay-at-home parent didn't stop her advocacy, though. In 2013, Liz started the Greater Wichita Chapter of GLSEN, a national organization that works to ensure all students feel safe, valued, and respected in K-12 schools regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.

Since then, Liz and her team of volunteers have been working with schools, families and students to create safe places for ALL students. GLSEN provides resources for student-led GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) in schools, professional development for school staff, and advocacy for students who face discrimination or intimidation in their schools. Liz also served on the board for Equality Kansas – South Central Chapter for two years and was the Grand Marshal in the 2016 Wichita Pride parade.

Presentation Overview:

Advocacy for Trans and GNC Students in K-12 Schools

In this workshop you will:

*Learn about resources for students, parents and educators that can help empower them to create trans-inclusive climates in their own schools

*See statistics from GLSEN's most recent National School Climate Survey, including stats from the first-ever Kansas Snapshot

*Hear stories of some Wichita schools getting it right and their processes to ensure their trans students feel safe, respected and valued.

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