Justice Project Book Discussion Group: Gender Queer: A Memoir written by Maia Kobabe
The RECAMFT Racial and Social Justice Committee invites all RECAMFT members to read Gender Queer then participate in this Zoom discussion group on:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
12 pm to 1:15 pm
Open to all RECAMFT members - FREE!
Hosted by Linda Block (she/her), Co-Chair of RECAMFT's Racial and Social Justice Committee
Facilitated by Drew Crawford (he/they) and Bobbi Rose (she/they)
The New York Times named Sonoma County non-binary author Maia Kobabe's book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, as "the most banned book in the country." Maia wrote a Washington Post op-ed asking that books which help queer kids not be banned, but made available in libraries as a lifeline to kids who might not have access to this information.
Please note, this is a community event for RECAMFT members, however CEs will not be offered. We do hope you will join us!
Register online for this December 13 discussion group here.
You'll want to read Gender Queer in advance of this meeting in order to get the most out of the discussion.
Want to buy Gender Queer? Consider doing so from this bookshop.org shopfront for Fabulosa Books, a queer-owned bookstore in the Castro of SF. Gender Queer is also available in the Sonoma County Library. Note that this book is not yet available as an audio book (coming in Spring 2024), however it is a graphic novel, and should be a quick read!
The meeting will be led by:
Linda Block (she/her), Meeting Host. Linda has been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor in private practice and in a medical setting for the past 20 years. Linda has also worked for the ADL as an anti-bias trainer for students and teachers. She teamed up with Katharina Kienböck to coach couples to better relationships. In 2021 they became co-chairs of RECAMFT's Racial and Social Justice Committee. Linda is also on CAMFT's DEI Committee.
Drew Crawford (he/they), Discussion Co-Facilitator. will co-facilitate. Drew is the Education and Training Manager at Positive Images LGBTQIA+ Community Center. In his current role, Drew fulfills his passion for providing community education to local schools and nonprofits. They also enjoy mentoring, uplifting, and advocating for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Bobbi Rose (she/they), Discussion Co-Facilitator. Bobbi is a LMFT located in Sonoma County. Their private practice is focused on serving the specific needs of trans and gender expansive individuals and she also works to increase awareness and support for this community through various outreach, education, and advocacy projects.
Discussion topics will include:
- Definitions of gender queer, gender expansive, and nonbinary.
- Why it is important for therapists to have understanding and acceptance of gender identities.
- What are neopronouns and why are they important?
- The honest and open content Maia Kobabe shares in eir book regarding body exploration, sexuality, and illustration and how this led to eir book being banned.
- The impact that acceptance, understanding, and inclusion have not only for individuals who identify as nonbinary or gender expansive, but also on our communities and broader culture.
- Exploring how gender identity affects all of us and how we each have a gender identity journey.
Register online for this December 13 discussion group on Gender Queer here.
Note: If you have trouble registering, please be sure you're logged into your RECAMFT membership account first, then try again. This discussion group is only available to RECAMFT members.
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