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    • Sat, January 22, 2022
    • Sat, February 05, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
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    Saturday, January 22: Sexual & Reproductive Health ASL Classifiers Part 1

    ASL uses space and movement through classifiers to show visual space which may make interpreters and/or consumers feel uncomfortable with its visual descriptions of sexual health topics. During this workshop, participants will delve into the world of human anatomy, primarily looking at the reproductive system, common classifiers and how to accurately interpret sexual health topics such as menstruation, contraception and erectile dysfunction.  Participants will explore various classifiers to express visual pictures appropriately.

    Saturday, February 5: Sexual & Reproductive Health ASL Classifiers Part 2

    Three hours is not enough to learn all the different ways to use classifiers for sexual and reproductive health. Here’s the part two of our most popular workshop, Sexual & Reproductive Health ASL Classifiers! In this workshop, we will continue to delve into the world of human anatomy, including sensitive topics such as abortion, miscarriage, sexual behaviors, sexual transmitted infections, and more. This workshop will also provide hands-on experiences & skill building activities needed for appropriate classifier use applied to complex descriptions and images. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to think visually and incorporate more tools to improve expressive and receptive communication skills.

    About the Facilitator

    Bee Gehman (she/they) M.Ed., Founder and owner of jooux (Deaf Sexual Wellness Center) is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, with more than a decade of experience in providing caring, contentious, thoughtful sexual health and education services and professional trainings for educators and interpreters. Currently the Director of the Deaf, Deafblind, & Hard of Hearing Services at the Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Through experiencing their own barriers to sexual education and healthcare, it motivated them to get their masters in Human Sexuality Education. Bee strives to listen, respond and collaborate with communities, seeking to eliminate the health disparities within the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened communities. Bee is passionate about education and access to evidence-based healthcare. By providing sexual health education for people of all ages, professional training, and promoting affirming and comprehensive sexuality education in Deaf K-12 academic programs. They are a firm believer that advocacy and education cannot happen without genuine connections and dismantling systems of oppression.

    Additional information:

    These workshops will be facilitated in ASL. Interpretation will not be provided.

    No members will be turned away due to lack of funds. We recognize that some interpreters face financial barriers that make the cost of workshops inaccessible. If you face financial barriers, please contact Monica and Karly at professionaldevelopment@wavli.com to request a reduced cost ticket.

    WAVLI Professional Development Cancellation Policy:
    Any individual registered for a professional development event offered by WAVLI may cancel prior to the posted registration deadline without penalty. If individuals cancel after the registration deadline, payment of the full registration fee will be required, regardless of whether or not they attend the professional development event.


    • Wed, February 16, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Facilitated by Imran Hakamali and Vinu Chetipurackal

    This workshop has been funded by the B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grant, and is free for WAVLI members to attend. It will be limited to 15 participants to encourage discussion.

    Please RSVP before February 11, 2022.


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