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Welcome to Episode 003 of the #JPSPEAKS: Social Justice & Inclusion Podcast for Higher Education Professionals! Today, I had the honor of interviewing, Chris Mosier! Chris works in higher education, and is a Safe Zone coordinator and consultant for NYC colleges. Chris works to create policies, advocate for LGBT folks, and provide resources for colleges and universities regarding better practices for trans* inclusion.
Below, you will find the show notes, a biography on Chris Mosier, and Chris’ call-to-action! Enjoy!
In this particular episode, you will learn:
- About GO! Athletes’ current projects and initiatives
- Strategies for implementing inclusive policies and facilities for trans and GNC students
- About in-depth resources one could utilize to implement inclusive policies and spaces
Chris Mosier’s Biography & Contact Info:
Chris Mosier is a hall of fame athlete, coach, and educator based in New York City. In June 2015, he made history as the first openly trans man to make a Men’s US National Team, and in 2016 he made his second US National Team.
Chris has been featured in publications including ESPN The Magazine,The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Advocate as an out transgender athlete. He is the founder of TransAthlete.com, and Executive Director of GO! Athletes, a national network of current and former LGBTQ student athletes.
Chris has worked in higher education for over 10 years and is a consultant for various colleges and sports leagues, reviewing policies and procedures to help make them more trans* inclusive. He also organizes panels and workshops about LGBTQ inclusion in athletics, and creates bias response protocols for reporting of bias related incidents within sports leagues and schools.
Chris can be reached on social media at @thechrismosier or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources to Check Out:
Chris in the News:
- Triathlete Chris Mosier Joins Men of Team USA, Making Transgender Sports History
- Trans athlete Chris Mosier earns spot on second US national team at race in North Carolina
Go to your campus and think about the processes students go through every day. Consider some of the challenges trans athletes and trans students may face on campus.
What is your reaction to the above call-to-action? What conversations or thoughts have you had as a result of the above call-to-action? In order to build community around these challenges, share your reactions and accomplishments on your social media accounts by using #JPSPEAKS!