Arcadia Hosts Third Annual Family Matters Conference, Oct. 20

October 19, 2012 reported on Oct. 17 that Philadelphia Family Pride is hosting its third annual Family Matters Conference at Arcadia University on Saturday, Oct. 20. Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Associate Professor in Special Education, Coordinator of the Masters, Five-Year, and Certification Program in Special Education, is the keynote speaker.

The conference, which aims to reach adoptive parents, single parents, prospective parents, trans-parents, partnered/married parents and grandparents, features three themes this year: Welcoming Schools, Knowing Your Rights and Growing Your Family.

Many LGBT families enjoy a wonderful partnership with their children’s schools, where they feel welcomed, visible, affirmed and valued. But others are not so fortunate. Keynote speaker Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, an associate professor of education at Arcadia, will discuss how to approach and collaborate with your school to create an inclusive and safe place for LGBT families.

There are 13 workshops being held at the conference, including a panel of teenagers and adults from several local LGBT families who will discuss their experience in school. families to discuss their experiences in school.

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