course »What’s Your Pronoun? Neopronouns & Pronoun Best Practices in Action

Date: 5/12/2022, 1:30 pm—4:30 pm
County: Training Offerings
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
One-in-five Americans know someone personally who goes by a pronoun other than “he” or “she,” and this number increases to 32% among 18- to 29-year-olds. 1 in 4 LGBTQ youth use pronouns or pronoun combinations that fall outside of the male/female gender binary. These youth may use they/them, a combination of he/him, she/her, or they/them, or neopronouns such as ze/zir or fae/faer. What if you’ve never used these pronouns before? What if you make a mistake? Is it okay to ask someone about their pronouns? In this training, we will discuss best practices for asking someone about their correct pronoun, how to introduce yourself using gender pronouns, and what to do if you misgender someone. Participants will also learn more about the history of gender pronouns in English- and non-English-speaking contexts.