Tara Fuller: Why Language Matters In Matters of Inclusion
When people think about relationships they tend to picture heterosexual couples. The reality is that this assumption does not apply to everyone. Through personal stories and in-depth examples, Tara Fuller presents a framework for combating heteronormativity and cisnormativity while embracing inclusion at all levels of community. This keynote is intended to help participants understand why it is important to affirm all identities of members, especially as a way to strengthen connections.
Humans are not one dimensional, nor should they be minimized to only one identity. This program will have students practice expanding the language they use in their daily interactions to create a less heteronormative/cisnormative space and build a more inclusive one.