October 2014 Meeting

The LGBT Task Force met once again on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Here is what what discussed as well as highlights of upcoming events:

  • Boxes and Walls:The Oppression Experience – October 13-16,2014, 6-10pm Esker Hall – created and hosted by Res Life – all are invited to this interactive diversity to get a glimpse of what life is like for someone else
  • Safe Zone Module 2: Gender Identity – Friday, October 10, 12-1pm, and Wednesday, October 15, 8:30-9:30am, Career & Leadership Development Conference Room
  • Safe Zone Module 3: LGBT* Student Experiences – Tuesday, October 28, 12-1pm and Thursday, November 6, 2-3pm, Warhawk Connection Center
  • Queer Cultural Film: Boy Meets Girl – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6pm in the Warhawk Connection Center
  • There’s WAY more than just that – read the Full Minutes to find out more!

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Members 2014

The Task Force enjoys representation from all over campus, including individuals from the following areas:

• Academic Affairs: Dan Colleran
• Academic Staff Assembly: vacant
• Administrative Affairs: Chief Matt Kiederlen
• Admissions: Britta Svoboda
• Athletics: Keri Carollo
• B.R.I.D.G.E. (Being Real in Doing Gender Equality) Advisor: Sean Van Aacken
• Center for Students with Disabilities: Karen Fisher
• Classified Staff: Elizabeth Woolever
• College of Arts & Communication: Kenneth Kohberger
• College of Business & Economics: Han Ngo
• College of Education & Professional Studies: Robin Fox
• College of Letter & Sciences: Heather Niemeier
• Faculty Senate: Brook Winchell
• IMPACT Advisor: Cindy Konrad [chair]
• IMPACT: Ban Ahmed
• Library: Katie Braman
• PB Poorman Pride Resource Center: Cindy Konrad [Chair]
• Police Services: Officer Mike Sacco
• Residence Life: Terry Tumbarello
• Student Affairs: Mai Yer Yang
• University Health & Counseling: Gwen Hering
• University Marketing & Media Relations: Jeff Angileri
• Whitewater Student Government: Cameron Robinson and Eric Barbour
• Women’s Issues Committee/Women’s Studies: Crista Lebens

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WHOiAM Support Rally

UW-Whitewater Greeks will come together on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 12:20 p.m. near the University Center north mall to make a statement and take united pictures with any and all other supporters of safety, justice and equality. Wear any SOLID color shirt and join us! We will be forming a rainbow by grouping similar colors as well as a mixed shot to demonstrate our solidarity and our diversity.

All members of the UW-Whitewater family and community are invited to demonstrate that Warhawks support each other and work to keep our campus and community safe for all. We hope you can participate in and/or share with those with whom you know, especially via social media. Share one, post one. Please feel free to use the hashtag: #WHOiAM

WHOiAM Event Flyer

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Safe Zone Training – Module 2 Gender Identity


The Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold a Module 2 Safe Zone training on Friday, Oct. 10, from noon-1 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Career & Leadership Development conference room. Module 2: Gender Identity covers the concept of gender identity and delves deeper into transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will discuss students’ needs and experiences on campus.

The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for members of the campus community to learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identities and issues. All discussions will be strictly confidential and topics will be addressed in a non-threatening and non-judgmental manner.

Campus offices and departments also may schedule a Safe Zone training. For more information about Safe Zone training or to schedule an office or department training session, contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 472-7169.

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September 2014 Meeting

Welcome back to another exciting and fun-filled school-year!

The LGBT Task Force held its first meeting for the Fall 2014 semester on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Here is what what discussed as well as upcoming events for the Fall 2014 semester:

  • Ally Open House – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 11am-2pm at the Warhawk Connection Center
  • Coming Out Day – Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 12noon-2pm at the UC North Mall
  • Kara Laricks, lesbian fashion designer – Queer Cultural Series Speaker – Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 3:30pm in UC 275
  • Queer Cultural Film: Boy Meets Girl – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6pm in the Warhawk Connection Center
  • Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and check the blog for more details! You won’t want to miss all these exciting events this coming semester!

There’s WAY more than just that – read the Full Minutes to find out more!

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