Monday, May 8th, 2023
Via Zoom

Pronouns 101

Have you ever asked yourself “did I use the “correct” pronoun for that person”? This Pronouns 101 workshop will help you feel more comfortable in any situation! In this workshop, you will learn how to safely ask someone their pronouns, break down neo pronouns and experience a safe space to ask your questions about pronouns.  Through interactive videos, zoom polls, and pronoun use practice, we will help you become a pro at pronouns!

Speaker: Azisa (Zi) Todd was born and raised in Oakland and uses she/her/hers/they pronouns, or simply Zi. Much of their community work started young when Azisa was a Girl Scout and continued into high school. While in high school, she did the usual queer things like co-organize the Queer Straight Alliance and Feminist Club. After, Zi went on to undergrad, served as a member then director of BlaQue, UCLA’s Black LGBTQ+ organization. Zi hosted events, workshops, and study sessions up until the pandemic hit. Having since graduated from UCLA, she decided to jump back into academia and pursue a master’s in public health at San Francisco State University with an emphasis in community health education. Azisa’s long-term goal after completing the MPH program is to pursue a DrPH or PhD in public health and teach what they have learned to college-level students.

Azisa is excited to be the Lead Trainer and Events Coordinator position at the San Mateo County Pride Center because of their background in organizing and hosting events for the queer community in LA and the various workshops Zi helped develop; doing this form of work is both rewarding and joyful for Zi. Outside of academia and work, she is learning how to roller skate and watch a lot of anime.

Cost: Free for SMCBA members, $15 for Non-members. Cost includes 1.5 hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit.

Registration and Information: Register online at if you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the webinar. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Contact Info for this Event: For questions about this event, please email

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.