“As a teacher with three decades of work with children and adults, the way you got the Junior/Intermediate group to open up was wondrous to watch. The convo had such depth to it — far beyond the standard anti-bullying fare.” – Gordon Nore, teacher.

Grades K-3, A Celebration of LGBTQ Families and Gender-Independent Children

Bear’s lively, fun-filled 50-minute assembly for kindergarten through third grade is based on Flamingo Rampant’s award-winning feminist, racially-diverse, LGBTQ-positive children’s books. Bear will read aloud with the book’s images projected behind him on a large screen, and help students find simple, effective ways to promote inclusion and stand up against homophobic bullying or gender-policing.

For Grades 4-8, Ending Homophobic/TransPhobic Bullying and Harassment

Bear leads students (up to 200 per group) in a discussion of homophobia, gender-policing, and bullying and harassment. He challenges students to reflect on there own experiences, strategize and problems solve about future incidents, and consider why certain kinds of bullying happen and how to stop them. Empowering and energizing. Bear’s lively and funny style (and obvious familiarity with how young people interact in the digital age) are accessible and engaging for young audiences.

Grades 9-12, Trans 101

An age-appropriate introduction to transgender and non-binary topics and identities. Informational and personal, this lecture touches on what sex and gender are, how we form our ideas about masculine and feminine, sexism and misogyny, ‘social gender’, gatekeepers, identification (and its discontents), and all the nuts, bolts, mechanics, fears, hopes, and dreams before and beneath a gender change. Rated M for mythbusting.

Grades 9-12, Ending Homophobic/Transphobic Bullying and Harassment

Bear leads students (up to 200 per group) in a discussion of homophobia, gender-policing, and bullying and harassment. He challenges students to reflect on there own experiences, strategize and problems solve about future incidents, and consider why certain kinds of bullying happen and how to stop them. Empowering and energizing. Bear’s lively and funny style (and obvious familiarity with how young people interact in the digital age) are accessible and engaging for young audiences.