Monthly Archives: June 2018

Episode 2: Inclusivity Matters

Inclusivity is a mandate for all public entities – to create a positive, welcoming environment for all types of people and treat them fairly and equally.  The government must also be neutral with respect to politics and religion.  However, the rise of social justice movements in recent years have led public entities to carefully re-consider their policies, practices, and programs.  Thus, public entities walk the narrow path of affirming the rights of all without expressing support for a particular political viewpoint or ignoring systemic and procedural biases.  This podcast will discuss how local governments and school districts can act to work on providing an inclusive workplace and/or campus without limiting individual opinions and viewpoints.

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Episode 1: California Adds “Nonbinary” Gender Option to Identification Documents

Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 179, known as the “Gender Recognition Act,” which adds a “nonbinary” gender option to state driver’s licenses, identification cards, and birth certificates.  Public entities will need to address the nonbinary gender option now available to employees and students on official documents.  This podcast will discuss SB 179, its implications on all public entities, and practical actions needed to prepare for the law’s implementation.

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