University of Vermont

Center for Cultural Pluralism
 CCP Fall 2014 Speakers

Fall 2014 Speakers & Workshops

Robyn Ochs

Engaging Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations in the College Classroom: Pedagogical Strategies for Success

Sponsored by Free2Be SGA Student Organization, Center for Cultural Pluralism and the LGBTQA Center

September 16th, 2014
9:00 to 11:30 AM
Workshop location will be e-mailed upon registration

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Free for current UVM faculty, staff and graduate students
Community Members and non-UVM affiliates - $25 per person

How do we, as educators, manage identities? How do our own identities and those of our students interact? What are best practices regarding the ascribed versus chosen labels that will maximize engagement with our class content and create a positive climate for learning? How do we decide which terms to use? When should labels be avoided?

This is a participatory workshop and so workshop size is limited.


  • Reflect on the current terminology as it is related to gender identities and sexual orientation
  • Explore key issues regarding pedagogy and classroom management
  • Discuss concrete examples, shared by the presenter and participants

Robyn Ochs is a national speaker, award-winning activist, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women quarterly. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women’s studies, multicultural, and LGBTQ anthologies, and she has taught courses on LGBTQ history and politics. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

For Community Members & Non-Affiliates:

For the registration fee, please send a check of $25.00 written to the University of Vermont with Center for Cultural Pluralism on the memo line.

You may sent the check to:

Center for Cultural Pluralism
ATTN: Louise Leu
461 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405

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