Safe Zone Trainings – Spring 2015

LGBT* Task Force Safe Zone Training, Spring 2015

The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for faculty and staff to learn about LGBT* identities and issues. After any training, attendees have the opportunity to become part of a network of safe and welcoming spaces and people for LGBT* members of the campus community.

Faculty and staff can attend any trainings that fit their schedules and needs and do not need to attend all trainings or attend them in order.

Module 1: Identities and Language
This workshop for beginners addresses the “alphabet soup” of LGBT* identities, microaggressions and ways to address them, problematic language, and what to do when you make a mistake.
• Tuesday, February 17, 8:30-9:30am in UC 147
• Wednesday, February 18, 2-3pm in UC 147

Module 2: Gender Identity
This workshop 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.
• Tuesday, March 10, 12-1pm in UC 147
• Wednesday, March 11, 9-10am in UC 147

Module 3: LGBT* Student Experiences
This session allows you to hear directly from students about their experiences as LGBT* people—growing up, on campus, and out in the world. A great opportunity to ask students questions.
• Thursday, April 9, 12-1:30pm in UC 259

Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally
This module helps faculty and staff become stronger, more supportive allies and allows them to better contribute to a more inclusive environment for LGBT* people through their unique roles on campus.
• Monday, April 20, 2-3pm in UC 147
• Thursday, April 23, 10-11am in UC 147

PB Poorman PRIDE Center Services and Resources for Faculty and Staff
The PRIDE Center doesn’t just offer a safe and fun environment and a range of resources for students; we also offer resources and services for faculty and staff.
• Assistance in course development and work with students
o incorporating discussions of sexuality, gender identity, LGBT* studies, and queer theory into courses
o engaging students in difficult dialogues about sexuality, gender, and LGBT* issues
o addressing student resistance
• Assistance in conducting research on LGBT* students’ experiences
• Queer Cultural Series events for your professional development and to enhance student learning
• LGBT* and ally presentations and student panels for the classroom or department meetings
• Strategies for becoming a stronger ally in your role on campus
• Resources on a variety of issues affecting LGBT* people

For more information or to RSVP to a Safe Zone Training, please contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu or at 262-472-7169.

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November 2014 Meeting

The LGBT Task Force met once again on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Here is what what discussed as well as highlights of upcoming events:

  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom signs to be in place around campus by the end of the semester
  • Forming a committee to explore adopting a Preferred Name Option for campus
  • Safe Zone Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally – Tuesday, November 18 8:30am-9:30am in the Career & Leadership Development Conference Room and Friday, November 21, 11am-12noon in UC 260
  • There’s WAY more than just that – read the Full Minutes to find out more!

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Safe Zone Training – Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally

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The Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold Module 4 Safe Zone Training on Tuesday, November 18 from 8:30-9:30am in the Career & Leadership Development Conference Room and again on Friday, November 21 from 11am-12pm in UC 260.

Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally helps faculty and staff become stronger, more supportive allies and contribute to a more inclusive environment for LGBT* people through their unique roles on campus. For more information or to RSVP for a training, please contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.edu.

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Movie Night!

The Queer Cultural Series will host a film night on Tuesday, November 11 from 6-8pm in the Warhawk Connection Center, UC 128. The film Boy Meets Girl captures the giddy excitement, sexual heat, and heartache when Ricky, a 21-year old transgender girl living in Kentucky, finds love in unexpected places in her small home town. For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Cindy Konrad at konradc@uww.eduBoyMeetsGirlPoster_640

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Safe Zone Training – Module 3: LGBT* Student Panels

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The Chancellor’s Task Force on LGBT* Issues will hold LGBT student panels on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from noon – 1 p.m., and again on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 2-3 p.m. in the Warhawk Connection Center, University Center room 128. Hear directly from students about their experiences as LGBT* people — growing up, on campus, and out in the world. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cindy Konrad, LGBT coordinator, at konradc@uww.edu.

The panels serve as Module 3 Safe Zone training 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.

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