I Am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity




Session Description

I Am Me: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Identity is an educational training video exploring the challenges that LGBTQ+ young people face, and how adults can be supportive allies. The 46-minute video defines the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, and provides an in-depth picture of how LGBTQ+ young people are marginalized in their everyday lives and the serious outcomes they face as a result. With personal stories from LGBTQ+ young people and adult advocates woven throughout, the main theme of adult allyship is exemplified through LGBTQ+ youth sharing how they need to be supported. Facilitated discussion follows the viewing.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Identify the differences between gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.
     #2 Describe the challenges that LGBTQ+ youth face.
     #3 Identify ways to engage in acts of allyship for LGBTQ youth.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Jenn Jevertson's headshotJenn Jevertson, Prevention Coordinator, Santa Fe Public Schools, Office of Student Wellness
Jenn Jevertson is the school prevention coordinator for the Office of Student Wellness of the Santa Fe Public Schools and oversees student wellness and prevention efforts related to bullying, suicide, substance use, and gun violence. Jenn has a master of science degree in adventure education, and over 16 years of experience in experiential education and therapeutic adventure, including 14 years working in collaboration with Santa Fe Public Schools. Her expertise includes the content areas of experiential education, bullying, suicide, substance use, anti-bias, anti-oppression, gender/sexuality, and youth-driven work, and is an experienced trainer and facilitator. Jenn is a strong and recognized advocate for policies and programs that create safer environments for students and youth and currently participates on a number of national, statewide and local coalitions, task forces, and working groups addressing the most marginalized within those populations.

Christopher Allers , WAVE Prevention Specialist, Santa Fe Public Schools
Christopher Allers is proud to have been born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Christopher is a 26 year old transgender man who loves facilitating workshops, social justice, his family, and movie theather popcorn. He has been involved in youth organizing, suicide prevention, LGBTQ advocacy and racial justice since he was a teen at Eldorado High School. His position at Santa Fe Public Schools’ WAVE Program focuses on working with student leaders on issues varying from suicide, bullying, gun violence, and drug use prevention to climate change and political advocacy. He has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the fiercest community leaders New Mexico has to offer and has been recognized locally and nationally for his continued dedication working in his community towards a more just future.


Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NASW-NWCounselors & Social Worker1
CHWCommunity Health Workers1
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1

This presentation meets the requirements of a cultural awareness subject area as required by the licensing board. 

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion.  As per board requirements, attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of the session.


Jun 18 2020


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




(505) 266-3451