Jonathan Skurnik is available to provide up to three of the screenings and presentations described below during a single visit to your institution.
Becoming Johanna (27 minute film)
How does it feel when your mom prays for you to be someone else? That's the struggle this 16-year-old transgender Latina faces. While she was born a boy, Johanna is a young woman and only living a lie could change that.
The filmmaker, Jonathan Skurnik and Johanna from Becoming Johanna, are available to screen the film and lead workshops on transgender youth inclusion and gender bias at high schools, colleges, and conferences. They facilitate activities and build an atmosphere of trust that enables students, often for the first time, to tell their own stories around their gender expression and identity, and build capacity around allyship.
Creating Gender Inclusive Schools (21 minute film)
What happens when you bring gender inclusion training to an elementary school? In Creating Gender Inclusive Schools, the Peralta Elementary School in Oakland, CA demonstrates the power of an open and honest conversation about gender.
Jonathan Skurnik is available to screen Creating Gender Inclusive Schools for college teacher training programs, gender studies departments and school districts to help future-teachers, students and educators learn about gender diversity and how to be a classroom ally for all youth, regardless of where students fall on the spectrums of gender identity and expression.
I’m Just Anneke (11 minute film)
Anneke is 12. Everybody who meets her assumes she's a boy. She's not sure if she wants to be a girl, a boy, or something in-between when she grows up, so her doctor has put her on a hormone suppressant to give her more time to decide.
Jonathan Skurnik, sometimes accompanied by Cory Oskam (formerly Anneke), is available to screen I’m Just Anneke in middle and high school classrooms and in professional development settings. Interactive activities give participants the opportunity to discover their own current and historical relationship to today’s more nuanced understanding of gender, and to learn the skills necessary to build safe and inclusive classrooms and schools.
The Family Journey (14 minute film)
What do you do when your child tells you they're questioning their gender? The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children follows the journey of parents and siblings of kids who are questioning whether they're a boy, girl, or something in between.
Jonathan Skurnik is available to screen The Family Journey to audiences of parents and caregivers of K12-age children. Participants learn about transyouth and how parents, caregivers and their allies can create safe and nurturing home environments for trans and gender expansive children.