HarvardWIT+ Speaker Series
Pronouns and Beyond: Understanding Gender Identity
SPEAKER: Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director, Harvard Medical School
DATE/TIME: Monday, April 20, 2020 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Jessica Halem will present, Pronouns and Beyond: Understanding Gender Identity. Jessica is the LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director at Harvard Medical School and remains unique in her role for medical schools in the United States. Since taking the helm almost six years ago, she has increased the number in the first-year class who self-identify as LGBTQ from 4% to 15% and recently helped to secure a historic $1.5 million dollar grant to overhaul the curriculum to integrate sexual and gender minority health equity throughout. In this session, Jessica will be sharing the latest research for understanding terminology and concepts associated with gender identity and some immediate ways we can all ensure the positive inclusion of gender diversity throughout our schools and workplaces.