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Supporting LGBTQ Students in Experiential Education
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: ISEEN Online Programming

Supporting LGBTQ Students in Experiential Education

How can experiential educators best support LGBTQ students in their classrooms as well as in global education, outdoor/environmental education, community engagement, and student leadership? Join seasoned facilitator, Shige Sakurai, to ask any questions you have about pronouns, trans students, housing, affinity groups, cross-cultural communication, intersectionality, and supporting student action on equality initiatives.


Shige Sakurai (they/them) is the author of MyPronouns.org, which was first published on January 22, 2017 and has gone through several updates. They currently serve as Director of Leadership Initiatives and Associate Director of the LGBT Equity Center at University of Maryland, College Park. 

Sakurai is a transgender person of color and a social justice leader, university administrator, professor, and consultant with two decades of community and professional experiences. They are the founder of International Pronouns Day and the first person in the U.S. to receive an officially nonbinary, X-marker driver’s license. Sakurai has received international, national, and local awards from Diversity Abroad, the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, and the Mayor of Washington, DC.

Sakurai is a Certified Professional Coach by the University of Miami. They have an International MBA from the acclaimed IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and an MA in International Training and Education with a concentration in Social Justice Movement Building from American University in Washington, DC. Sakurai has a BA with a major in Sociology and a minor in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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