Creating a culture where folks can use and share their gender pronouns is part of MCN’s initiative for creating an inclusive and equitable environment for our staff, members, and community. This Bite-Sized Learning event will share advice for the best practices around gender pronouns, gender neutral language in policies, and gender-inclusive organizational practices. Presenters will share their personal experiences and advice for how the nonprofit sector can best support the LGBTQ community.
The Bite-Sized Learning events are designed by MCN’s Greater Minnesota team and sponsored by the Bush Foundation to keep us connected across the state. While the topics are chosen to meet the needs of Greater Minnesota, all are welcome here! Each event will have a short presentation along with plenty of time for networking and discussion on the designated topic. Bring your questions and expertise on the topic! With our cameras and microphones on, we can stay connected, learn, and support one another.
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This event will have AI captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are automatically generated by the computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said. If you need professional captioning, or have another accessibility accommodation, please email MCN’s program assistant with your request at least two weeks prior to the start of the event. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late request may not be fulfilled.
Julie Walker (she/her/Mx.) is the Director of the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Center at Southwest Minnesota State University. She is also a Communication Studies professor and the Assistant Director of the Forensics Team. In her Centers Director role, Julie sees equity work focused in two ways: proactive, preventative work; and reactive, support work. By hosting panels and events about intersectional gender-based inequity, Julie hopes to provide opportunities to continue improving learning, working, and living conditions across Marshall, Minnesota and the surrounding area. In June, Julie helped organize the first ever Marshall Pride event, where over 150 people showed support and community for the LGBTQ+ adults and youth in the area.
Outside work, Julie is very involved with the Marshall Area Peace Seekers, co-founded the Marshall/Mustangs Overcoming Racism through Education Network (the MORE Network), and co-founded Marshall Area Story Tellers (MAST). Julie has five kids she loves with all her heart, and her found family brings her so much joy.