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Supporting and Protecting LGBTQIA+ Youth

  • Thu, June 08, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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So far in 2023, more than 600 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in Congress and 46 state legislatures around the country. The majority of these bills target young people, particularly those who identify as transgender or non-binary, or those who are people of color. At the same time, both federal laws and professional ethics forbid discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Educators are caught in the middle, and, in fact, a number of these bills specifically target educators and educational curricula, placing schools and educators once again on the front lines of the culture wars. Please join us on June 8 for a question-and-answer session with Craig White and Lore Lane from the Campaign for Southern Equality, a regional organization whose mission is to support the lived and legal equality of LGBTQIA+ people in the South, and bring your questions, concerns, hopes and challenges. 

About the Facilitators:

Craig White, MSW (he/him or they/them), Supportive Schools Director, Campaign for Southern Equality.

As Supportive Schools Director, Craig provides training, policy guidance, and assessment services to assist Southern schools in becoming more inclusive and welcoming for students of every sexual and gender identity. He also advises and advocates on other LGBTQ youth-related issues and policies. Outside of his CSE work, Craig is the lead facilitator for Craig White Consulting, a private consulting practice through which they do racial equity training and consulting with schools, nonprofits and foundations around the US. They also teach as an adjunct faculty member in the Education Program at Warren Wilson College, and are a co-leader of the Leadership Learning Exchange for Equity organized by the Maine Community Foundation. Craig holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University and an MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations through the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. He has lived with his family in the Asheville, NC area since 1999.

Lore Lane (they/them), Impact Coordinator, Campaign for Southern Equality.

Lore was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to joining the CSE team Lore was a counselor at a youth shelter and provided an affirming space for queer residents. They are passionate about lived and legal equality and so during one of the worst anti-LGBTQ youth legislative sessions on record they sought out a position that would enable them to continue serving their community. As the Impact Coordinator at CSE, Lore works to maintain and grow the volunteer program by connecting with the community and providing training. They are also able to pursue their passion for uplifting and protecting queer youth in CSE’s Supportive Schools program. They are currently attending Western Carolina University for a degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. In their spare time they enjoy hiking with their partner, caring for their pug and two cats, and making art.

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. 

This workshop will be eligible for 2 hours of Criteria III/Continuing Ed for the NC EE Certification.


Registration for this workshop may be canceled up until 7 days before the official start date for a full refund, minus a $10 cancellation fee, by emailing programs@eenc.org. No refunds will be offered for cancellations after June 7.

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