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Inclusivity Squared: Gray Area Thinking™ and “Transgender 101”

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The Wellstone Center

179 Robie Street East

Saint Paul, MN 55107

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “diversity and inclusion,” but what does it actually mean to make a workplace or organization or even our personal lives more diverse and inclusive? How can we get beyond grouping and labeling of other humans according to the color of their skin, the religion they practice, or the country in which they were born? Can we really build a just and inclusive world, especially in this time of such legitimized division?


And what about “those” transgender people? Aren’t they just “choosing” to live in the other gender or even with no gender at all? What’s up with all of that? Why do we have to get on their party bus?


Join national speaker and “inclusionist” Ellen “Ellie” Krug as she conducts a two-part presentation on inclusivity and personal perspective-building. This is a must-attend education and enrichment event for anyone who wants to “get it right” relative to living in a more inclusive world.


Part 1: “Gray Area Thinking”--Understanding how humans group and label those who are “different” from “us” and learning a toolset for thinking more inclusively. This presentation includes an audience-participatory exercise, “The Identity Game,” that really makes people think about how we label not just others, but ourselves as well.


Part 2: “Transgender 101”—A firsthand account of what it means to be “trans” and making one’s way through a society that largely doesn’t understand the concept of gender identity or the fact that transgender persons don’t “choose” to be who they are. Incorporating elements of her own personal story, Ellie offers tips on how to be welcoming as more and more transgender people are “coming out.”


Ellen (Ellie) Krug, a civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009 and later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has trained on diversity and inclusion to court systems, corporations, and colleges/universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her inclusivity training, “Gray Area Thinking,”™ across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and her monthly newsletter, The Ripple, can be found at www.elliekrug.com . Ellie presently lives in Minneapolis and is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC (www.humaninspirationworks.com).


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50% of the registration fee will be refunded upon cancelation up to seven days before the event. No refunds will be given when the cancelation occurs seven or less days (one week) prior to the event. If the cancelation occurs due to unusual circumstances, the event committee can choose to send a refund.

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