Gender Diversity and Inclusion
Selkirk College envisions campuses and a society free of 2SLGBTQIA+ prejudice, bigotry and hate. Our vision is to create a fully equitable community of all genders and sexualities that strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ student association is well underway!
This is a student led, self-determined group going forward. If you identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ please contact Healthy Campus to connect.
Trans Connect is a community resource that also connects Trans, Non-Binary, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex People in the East and West Kootenays with educational workshops, support groups and individual support.
Equity - We promote equity for all queer individuals, recognizing that to do so we must honour and affirm all personal identities which intersect and impact 2SLGBTQIA+ lived experiences in the world. In embracing equity, we seek to eradicate the powers that oppress, marginalize, make invisible, disenfranchise, harass, bully, intimidate, harm, abuse, and/or discriminate against 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.
Community - We nurture and develop a safe, vital, healthy, and evolving community for all 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, founded on integrity and collaboration while recognizing and valuing differences and seeking partnerships with our allies.
Inclusion - We embrace the full spectrum of 2SLGBTQIA+ experiences, viewpoints, and contributions, celebrating the different nuances and cultural diversity created in the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, ethnicity, religion, class, ability, nationality, and all other identity categories.
Leadership - We empower innovative leaders who both inspire and are inspired by others as they work together to transform the world in a climate of respect and celebration for all 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.
Respect - We celebrate the value of individuals of all sexualities and genders and we welcome a wide range of opinions and ideas that are grounded in human dignity.
Want more information and trainings like Sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), trans101 and safer spaces? Connect with Ewnet Demisse, Healthy Campus Coordinator to arrange a workshop with ANKORS
Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.