There has been a lot of attention on pronouns in the news headlines recently—from state bills aimed at regulating pronouns in the classroom to social media platforms offering pronoun options. So, what is a pronoun? How are pronouns related to gender identity, such as cisgender, transgender, nonbinary? What are gender identities? Is there a difference between gender identity and gender expression? Bring your questions about pronouns, gender identity, and other terms, and join us for a discussion about the power of pronouns and why they matter.
This event is cohosted by Chandler-Gilbert Community College Co-Curricular Programs. This is an in-person event.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Erick Tanchez, who goes by “E,” is a passionate Queer Xicano born and raised in Phoenix. Both of his intersectional experiences have led him on a journey of combating white supremacy in all forms, and a journey of healing himself and his communities. Community, activism, and civic engagement have been a part of his life since high school. He was introduced to this world in 2006 through the Anytown Program, designed to develop leaders through a social justice lens. In 2014, he became the Executive Director of the Anytown Program. He has worked with over 3000+ high school students throughout Arizona and empowered them to become change makers in their communities. He started his higher education career in 2012, working with Phoenix College and the Hispanic Servicing Institution excellence program. Working in enrollment services, recruitment, and veteran affairs services, he created bridges for low-income students and empowered them to purse a college degree. In 2018, he became the Program Coordinator in the Office of Student Life & Multicultural Services. Student Development and Retention was the perfect space for him to help students through their college days. E has also reformed an affinity resource group for LGBTQIA+ employees and students across Maricopa Community Colleges. Equality Maricopa has been a catalyst in helping Queer and Transgender employees find community and hold institutions accountable.