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Thursday, July 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
God, Teens, and Gender Diversity LIMITED

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This workshop will focus on traditional texts from a variety of faith sources that express values of gender diversity and inclusivity, as well as interpretive processes and theological innovation. Participants will engage in various learning modalities to examine how faith-based study can be liberating and gender expansive rather than restricting and/or hostile to gender diversity. Attendees will have opportunities for self-reflection, group interaction, and practice in creating safe space for religious education for adolescents and teens.

The workshop will also provide conversation points and specific texts for addressing the repressive claims of religious bigots. Participants will be empowered to claim the positive aspects of religious faith and identity, while rejecting devaluing messages. This combination of lifting up the positive and setting boundaries on oppression will provide a good foundation for further work in religious settings.


Scorch Garcia (he/they)

Scorch Garcia (he/they) has been a caretaker for neurodivergent children and disabled veterans for most of their life. Scorch was raised in evangelical Christianity, the kid of a pastor, and graduated from a conservative Christian school in 2010. After being exposed to other ways... Read More →

Asher Litschwartz

Program Director, Midrasha
Asher Litschwartz is the Program Director of Berkeley-Oakland Midrasha, a supplementary school for Jewish teens. Asher has been a Jewish educator for over a dozen years in both formal and informal settings. Asher majored in Education at UC Santa Cruz, and is particularly committed... Read More →

Thursday July 14, 2022 10:30am - 11:45am PDT