Educator and Author Jeannie Gainsburg

Educator and Author Jeannie Gainsburg


Tuesday, June 8, 2021    
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us on Tuesday, June 8th 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with educator and author Jeannie Gainsburg.

Jeannie Gainsburg will share selections from her book, The Savvy Ally, presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian.

The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM.
Upon registering a link and password will be automatically emailed to you.

About The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate
The Savvy Ally, published by Rowman & Littlefield in March of 2020, is a guidebook on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. Written in a clear, accessible and engaging style, with real-life examples, fun facts, and humorous pop quizzes, The Savvy Ally helps people understand LGBTQ+ identities, navigate respectful conversations, and gain the confidence and tools they need to work toward creating more LGBTQ+ inclusive spaces. Chosen as Teaching Tolerance magazine’s staff pick in the category of professional development for their spring 2021 magazine, The Savvy Ally is vital for teachers, counselors, social workers, healthcare providers, and college professors, as well as parents who want to be supportive of their LGBTQ+ child but don’t know how. This entertaining and encouraging guide will surely jump-start even the most tentative ally.

About Jeannie Gainsburg
Jeannie Gainsburg is an educational trainer and consultant in the field of LGBTQ+ inclusion and effective allyship. She is the founder of Savvy Ally Action, and author of the book, The Savvy Ally. Formerly the Education Director at the Out Alliance in Rochester, N.Y., Jeannie has personally facilitated or cofacilitated more than five hundred trainings and workshops in more than twenty different states. Jeannie has a BA in psychology from Brown University and an MA in social work and social research from Bryn Mawr College. She was under the impression that a citation was the result of driving too fast until January of 2019, when she received one from the New York State Assembly for Distinguished Educational & Human Rights Services for her work in promoting LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion. Visit her website and download free ally goodies at:

Photo Credit: Asif Ali