On Demand Video Series
Information-rich, Self-paced Learning
Decolonizing Gender with Nature:
PART 1 - Reorientation
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HOW TO ACCESS:
Access anytime through our Vimeo On Demand Channel
30 Day Rental Period to Stream all 16 Videos
Educators • Parents • Social service workers • Administrators • Therapists • Counselors • LGBTQIA2S+ Community • Decolonizers of all kinds • Nature lovers • Social justice activists • Peacemakers....
WORKS BEST FOR:
Those who like to dive into lots of facts & information in a self-paced format.
*If you prefer to learn in a bite-size, facilitated format, check out our Facilitated Workshops.
About this Video Series
Decolonizing Gender with Nature highlights why a fundamental shift in how we think and talk about gender is critical for us to move forward into a new world that supports, celebrates, and values everyone.
The on demand series tells the BIG story about the roots of gender and body oppression and how this oppression continues to be upheld even in our most progressive understandings of gender.
Through 6 main videos and 10 supplemental videos, the series breaks down the controls that have been piled on top of nature, and humans, and how these controls reinforce binary thinking and implicit bias.
Knowing the BIG story helps us see through the false binary to cultivate a new planetary mindset in alignment with nature. It’s time to heal our relationship with the earth and ourselves.
"When we understand Nature's timeless patterns,
we know gender and body diversity are valuable and necessary."
What makes this Series different?
This Gender Wheel video series connects with nature, and addresses the impact of systemic gender oppression, providing an authentically supportive framework for education, care-giving, and healing settings.
"When we understand the full dynamics of gender oppression,
we know why it continues to play out AND how to interrupt it."
The 6 main sections are part of a larger narrative and each lays a foundation for the next. Watching the series builds a new understanding piece by piece, while weaving everything together.
Common questions & comments assembled from our facilitated trainings, ranging in topics from religion, teachers navigating parents, dealing with pushback, gender talks in the Latinx community, and more.
Additional videos dive deeper into Nature, Indigenous History, and US History from a nature-based gender perspective with links to further learning.
What participants are saying...
"Empowering because then I can bring it into conversations."
"I have already told several colleagues that they must sign up for this training."
"My mind was blown with the alignment between controlling gender diversity and controlling nature. "
"This is the most important training I've ever been to."
"It really just opens my eyes."
"I knew some of this but never this thorough."
"This explains A LOT. "
About the Presenter:
Maya is a Xicanx genderqueer femme, and an award-winning children’s book artist, author and activist. They have been a progressive educator for over 35 years with a focus on addressing inequity using children’s books as radical agents of change. Maya co-founded Reflection Press and created the Gender Wheel symbol, theory and approach. They have over 3 decades of experience as an independent researcher with a specific focus on LGBTQ & suppressed history.
This video series grew out of our Gender Wheel professional development trainings that Maya has been presenting to universities, libraries, conferences, and LGBTQ and health organizations since 2010. It is the culmination of years of research, and layers of experience, including working with universities, conferences, organizations, public and private schools/programs with the curricula Maya Gonzalez has developed, namely:
- 1996-2015 Claiming Face curriculum/race and ethnicity presentations and workshops (anti-racist education)
- 2010-2020 Gender Wheel curriculum/gender presentations and workshops
- 2021-2022 Santa Clara County pilot program of the Gender Wheel Training 3 Part series - the training series has been renewed with the county to continue offering it for free to Santa Clara county practitioners and residents
An extended resource and reference list is provided as part of the downloadable training packet, but some noteworthy references include:
- Bagemihl, Bruce. Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity.
- Roughgarden, Joan. The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness.
- Roughgarden, Joan. Evolution’s Rainbow: Diversity, Gender and Sexuality in Nature and People.
- Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book.
- Booth, Mark. The Secret History of the World.
- Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century.
- Boswell, John. Same-Sex Unions in Pre Modern Europe.
- Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States: Revisioning History.
- Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Colombus.
- Resendez, Andres. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.
- Manion, Jen. Female Husbands: A Trans History.
- Snorton, C Riley. Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identities.
- Young, Michael B. King James and the History of Homosexuality.
- Kimmerer, Robin Wall. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.
- Roscoe, Will. Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America.
- Roscoe, Will. The Zuni Man-Woman.
- Roscoe, Will & Stephen O Murray. Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies of African Homosexualities.
- Sigal, Pete. The Flower and the Scorpion: Sexuality and Ritual in Early Nahua Culture (Latin America Otherwise).
- Feinberg, Leslie. Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue.
- Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman.
- Goettner-Abendroth, Heide. Societies of Peace: Matriarchies Past, Present and Future.
- Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Patriarchy.
The rental period for our Part 1 video series is 30 days. The series format was originally designed as a half-day training for the fullest immersion but can be expanded to fit your personal schedule. We recommend completing the series within a week if possible as it helps keep the overall narrative fresh in your mind and aids in the reorientation experience.
We encourage folks to work through the materials together in small groups as it can be a great way to learn in community and have meaningful discussions about assumptions and stereotypes. Screening to less than 10 people is perfectly acceptable, but for larger venues or for public events please contact us at trainings[at]genderwheel.com for licensing information.
Every dollar spent on renting our trainings helps ensure that we can keep doing this important work and provide even more materials and videos!
This Gender Wheel video series is geared toward young adults and up but can be suitable for teens. However, if you would like to share the videos with a classroom of more than 10 people please contact us for classroom licensing at trainings[at]genderwheel.com.
Our On-Demand Series is for personal use. While small viewings with colleagues, partners, family, etc. are welcome, public events or for screening to more than 10 people please contact us at trainings[at]genderwheel.com