FAIR News: The Dog Days of Summer
Dear Friends of FAIR,
Summer is in full swing at FAIR this week as staff and volunteers go on vacation, spend time with family and friends, get outside in the sun, reflect on the year so far, and refresh and relax ahead of the coming school year. But, if you find yourself online… FAIR has two excellent events coming up for our community:
First, tonight, join FAIR in Medicine for the No Way Back: The Reality of Gender Affirming Care webinar led by Lisa Selin Davis, author, independent journalist, and FAIR Advisor, plus film producer Stephanie Winn and detransitioner Laura Becker.
Second, on Wednesday, August 16th, join FAIR in Education for the Teachers, Identity, and History: Lessons from Rwanda webinar that will explore the role that education played in the polarization of Rwandan society prior to 1994, and lessons that we can learn from this tragic part of history.
An integral part of being Pro-Human includes spending time with those you love and remembering what a gift it is to connect, unplug, and unwind together. After you join the webinars, of course! While it can be tempting to bury ourselves in the work we are all so passionate about, our current moment necessitates a little R&R to ensure we’re all at our best and ready to continue furthering the principles of fairness, understanding, and humanity.
We encourage you all to take this time to do things that you love, with people you love, out in the real world, under the sun. Take time to go for a nature walk, lounge at the beach, dive into a good book, play some sports, attend a local show, or host a dinner party… And don’t forget to stay hydrated!
We hope you are all having a wonderful summer, as our team is, and are recharging your batteries for the upcoming school year in the fall.
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Join FAIR in Medicine Tonight, July 27th from 8-9:30pm EST for a discussion of the movie NO WAY BACK: The Reality of Gender-Affirming Care led by Lisa Selin Davis, author, independent journalist, and FAIR Advisor, plus film producer Stephanie Winn and detransitioner Laura Becker. What do these five patient stories tell us about gender health care and medical ethics? Why did AMC Theaters cancel a special viewing on June 21st? Get your free access to the movie after you register for the webinar! It will be in the confirmation email as well as on the order confirmation screen itself.
Join FAIR in Education Wednesday, August 16th from 8 - 9pm EST for a webinar that will explore the role that education played in the polarization of Rwandan society prior to 1994, and lessons that we can learn from this tragic part of history. In particular, we will present research and primary sources that reveal patterns that emerged in classrooms in Rwanda from 1961-1994, focusing on the role that teachers and curricula played in normalizing racial and ethnic stereotypes that fueled inter-group conflict, undermined students' sense of belonging, and gave rise to identity-based oppression in the classroom and beyond. Our goal is to answer the following question: What can we learn from history to help all students and children thrive as equally valued human beings?
Dr. Tabia Lee: Rejecting the DEI Orthodoxy From Within DEI
The threats to our democracy of not speaking up, of not saying something, of not working with other similar-minded individuals, are too great. This is a moment we have; we can make a positive change, not just in our local communities but in the nation. It's a world where every person feels free to be themselves and [know] they're not going to be canceled or eliminated for having a different viewpoint or approach. There's space for everyone here.
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