Queer and the Conversation: Full Inclusion

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Learn about the ethics of inclusion in the AICP code and how to create safer, more civil communities, particularly for those of diverse sexualities and/or gender identities
  • Understand what each of the terms included in ""LGBTQA"" means along with the meaning of attraction, sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, and cisgender
  • Explore what an inclusive community might look and feel like

MORE COURSE DETAILS

The AICP Code of Ethics states, "We shall seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons." To our credit, many of us truly want to plan for all members of our communities. However, without even knowing it, we might not be as welcoming or inclusive as we aspire to be. This course trains planners to be comfortable, capable, and mindful facilitators of diverse, interactive, and respectful community development that seeks benefits for all. Explore how we might reach some of our lofty AICP Code of Ethics aspirations; figure out what an inclusive community might look and feel like; and learn how to create safer, more civil communities for all individuals, particularly those of diverse sexualities and/or gender identities (such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual). This ethics course is based on "Safe Zone" training provided by the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas. The purpose of this training is to reduce homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism and thereby create safer and freer environments for all members of our communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.