Mind Your T’s and Q’s Workshop

CB BealJoin us on Sunday, April 5, from 1 – 4 PM for a workshop with CB Beal of Justice & Peace Consulting.

Mind Your T’s and Q’s: An Introduction to Radical Welcome of Trans, NonBinary, Genderqueer, and Gender Non-Conforming People.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about gender diversity and support people whose gender is not what our society has taught us to expect typically. Participants should be willing to explore the ways our own experience of gender isn’t the only experience of gender. This workshop is especially for people who might not even be sure we know what all those words in the title mean! CB will create a space in which people can be curious and brave to ask questions and explore gender and gender identity in new ways so that we can better be the Beloved Community, an open community of justice, equity, and love, for all.

This workshop is open to youth (grade 8+) and adults (18-98).

To maximize accessibility, please do not wear scents or perfumes.

CB Beal, M.Div. (they, them, theirs) specializes in the facilitation of learning experiences that involve issues of marginalization, oppression, and privilege; to help participants hold the complexities of our lives in perspective, and co-create a safe[r] brave[r] space where people are challenged to learn and grow.

They are a nationally known presenter and consultant for congregations, schools, social service agencies. Their focus is in the intersections of Preemptive Radical Inclusion, safer communities/congregations, supporting gender creative and trans/non-binary children and youth in youth-serving organizations, and sexuality/consent education. They are an Our Whole Lives Trainer and Trainer of Trainers and teach sexuality and consent education classes to elementary and middle school students around Massachusetts.

Previous to doing their work at Justice and Peace Consulting full time, they were the Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence for 16 years after holding several different educational and training positions in adjacent fields. CB received a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1991 and is the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2019 Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education.

CB is a white, non-binary/genderqueer, mostly able-bodied fat person of sturdy farmer stock.

For a taste of what CB is like in person, you can view their acceptance of the Angus H. MacLean Award at this year’s General Assembly here.