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Inclusive language for events

  • 1.  Inclusive language for events

    Posted 04-21-2022 10:34
    I saw this great post on Facebook (it's public, so you should be able to see the whole of it if you're interested) about how to advertise events that are specifically geared for women, non-binary, and/or people who identify as transgender. As the post says, "as more people have become aware of the diverse experiences of gender in our communities, it has become common for spaces that used to be designated for women to be described as being for 'women and non-binary people.'" 

    But! While this is done with good intent, it is rarely actually helpful. It essentially still lumps "women and non-binary people" all together, but there are still very different experiences within those identities. 

    Don't get me wrong, I love that this is a conversation more folx are willing to have! But let's make sure we're getting it right, and not just tossing something together to check it off the list, right? (also: seems like a good time to remind us all that inclusive language is just one part - we've gotta back that up with inclusive actions.) 

    Here are the three specific examples they point out: 

    What's everyone else's experience with this?
    @Heather Dean, have you incorporated any language like this in your Pride event?
    @Mandi Ginn-Franz or @Nick Kapling - any thoughts from your event planning experiences?

    #inclusion #eventplanning #learning #whenyouknowbetterdobetter​​​​​​​​​

    Stay awesome,