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The GLBT community is incredibly diverse, and understandings about gender and sexual orientation are constantly evolving. Consequently, there is always new information to get out to the campus community and always more information than we could ever cover in one workshop. Thus, the GLBT Center launched a new initiative — the GLBT Advocate Program — during the 2015-2016 academic year. The GLBT Advocate Program is intended to be a continuing education and engagement program for NC State faculty and staff. The Program is designed to provide faculty and staff with ongoing opportunities for learning and for showing their support as Allies and Advocates of the GLBT community. Faculty and staff who would like to participate in the Program agree to complete one educational workshop and attend one GLBT event on campus each year. To sign up to participate in the GLBT Advocate Program, click here. See the info below for a list of upcoming educational workshops you can register for. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

Click here to view our list of GLBT Advocates!

Project SAFE is a three-hour introductory workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop addresses a wide range of information, including identity terms associated with the GLBT community, issues that GLBT students often deal with during the coming out process, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, ways that allies can create inclusive environments, and the on- and off-campus resources available to students.

There are three Project SAFE workshops offered each semester.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Monday, October 16, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM

To register for a Project SAFE workshop, please click here. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to attend this workshop, please contact us at 919-513-9742.

For more information about Project SAFE workshops please visit the Project SAFE webpage.

Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshops addresses common issues faced by trans students and strategies campus community members can use to be trans inclusive.

 

There are two Trans 101 workshops that are offered each semester.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Monday, April 9, 2018 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

To register for the Trans 101 workshop, please click here. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to attend this workshop, please contact us at 919-513-9742.

For more information about the Trans 101 workshop please visit the Trans 101 webpage.

Internalized Oppression
Monday, October 2, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Internalized oppression refers to the ways that individuals unconsciously learn, accept, and reinforce ideas and attitudes that perpetuate inequity and oppression. This includes learned attitudes and actions related to internalized dominance and internalized subordination. This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants learn to recognize the everyday, unchallenged assumptions we all make, to understand the impact of our assumptions on our own and others’ lived experiences, and to increase our ability to interrupt these dominant narratives that serve to perpetuate inequity and oppression.

Creating Accomplices: Supporting Queer and Transgender Students of Color
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Queer and transgender students of color face barriers and obstacles that are often left out of the narrative of GLBT lived experiences. Join the GLBT Center as we unpack the systemic oppression that impact and complicate the experiences of folks when race and ethnicity intersect with gender and sexuality. Discover ways that you can be move beyond being an ally for the queer and transgender community of color to being an accomplice.

Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community
Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in Talley Student Union, Room 3221
This workshop is designed to help participants understand the ways that interpersonal and sexual violence is experienced by members of the GLBT community, reasons why GLBT people are less likely to report, and ways to support GLBT survivors.

Shifting Our Framework for Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community, this workshop is designed to help members of the campus community create more inclusive environments for students with disabilities. The workshop will address barriers that limit access, the impact of those barriers, and concrete strategies for making the classroom more accessible.

Indistinct Distinctions: Sexism, Heterosexism & Trans Oppression
Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
This two hour workshop will explore the nuanced, interacting aspects of sexism, heterosexism, and trans oppression. Participants will learn about the historical manifestations of these systems and how those manifestations have evolved to create the cultural norms we perpetuate today.

Cultural Values about Gender and Violence in the Trans Community
Monday, November 20, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
This is an in-depth workshop about how our cultural values about gender and violence impact the transgender community. This workshop explores the questions: How does the cultural environment in which we all participate perpetuate bias against the transgender community? How does this pervasive bias, conscious or unconscious, impact the lives of transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender-questioning people? This workshop will create a space where participants can explore the role of cultural values and their own role in creating or envisioning those values.

To register for these workshops, please click here. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to attend this workshop, please contact us at 919-513-9742.

The Social Justice Syllabus: Tools for Integrating Inclusion into the Curriculum (GLBT Advocate Program: Lunch & Learn Series)
TODAY from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, in Talley Student Union, Room 4101
Faculty have the opportunity to integrate social justice, inclusion, and advocacy work into their curriculum in the hopes of cultivating a community of conscious and socially aware student activists. However, many ask the question of how to incorporate these themes into daily lesson plans. Join the GLBT Center as we discuss tools and strategies that can be utilized in the creation of a socially just syllabus.

“Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America” Film Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3285
Join the GLBT Center as we screen the film, “Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America,” as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Living at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and nationality, this film follows Moises Serrano, a queer and undocumented activist as he fights for legal protections for undocumented immigrants across the state of North Carolina. Following the film, engage in a discussion that unpacks some of the systemic and institutional barriers present for folks who identify as GLBT and are undocumented in the United States.

National Coming Out Day Painting the Free Expression Tunnel
Sunday October 9, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Free Expression Tunnel
Join the GLBT Community Alliance (GLBTCA) as they celebrate the annual National Coming Out Day by painting the Free Expression Tunnel. Paint supplies will be provided.

Navigating the Coming Out Process Workshop
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, in Talley Student Union, Room 4280
Join the GLBT Center as we prepare for the annual National Coming Out Day by hosting a workshop on Navigating the Coming Out Process.

Ungendering Language: Examining the Impact of Language on the Construction of Gender (GLBT Advocate Program: Lunch & Learn Series)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Join the GLBT Center and the Language Diversity Ambassadors as we explore the ways in which language and culture interact to shape the way that gender is constructed. Examine how the construction of gender through language influences the way people within cultures identify, define, and construct their own gender identity. As language shapes how cultures construct gender, learns ways that you can use language to be inclusive across the spectrum of gender.

“Moonlight” Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126
The film “Moonlight” received critical acclaim for its intimate portrayal of the lived experiences of the main character as he explored his identity at the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and class. Join the GLBT Center and the African-American Cultural Center as we view the film, and discuss the representation of Black, queer masculinity in film, media, and our cultural consciousness.

Exploring the Evolution of Legal Protections for the GLBT Community
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Over the past two decades there have been many advances in legal protections for the GLBT community. While there have been many increases in laws, policies, and guidance that protect the rights of the GLBT community, there have also been major setbacks and many needs left unmet. Join the GLBT Center as we explore the successes and losses in legal protections for the GLBT community within the United States of America.

Mapping Queer History at NC State: A Live Archiving Event
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Park Shops, Room 200
Queer History at NC State lies within the voices, experiences, and instances of activism and resistance of its students, faculty, and staff. As the GLBT Center prepares to enter its tenth year of being open on campus, we are collecting the stories, experiences, and memories of current and past students, faculty, and staff. Join us as host a live archiving event, and map our most recent queer history.

The Queerness of Native American Literature
Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Park Shops, Room 210
Themes of gender and sexuality can be found throughout many early Native American literature. Highlighting gender, sexuality, and gender expression within varying tribal cultures, these works illustrate how these identities were constructed prior to the influence of settler colonialism. Join the GLBT Center as we host Dr. Lisa Tatonetti to explore queer representation and identity within Native American literature.

Queer Memoir Workshop- “Gender”
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 4280
Everyone has a gender identity, but everyone experiences their gender or lack of gender differently. Explore your relationship with your gender through this workshop hosted by Kelli Dunham as part of the New York City’s Queer Memoir. Come prepared to reflect, write, hear others’ perspectives, and share your own. Writing materials will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring laptops and tablets to type responses. Participants are also welcome to donate a copy of their work to the GLBT Archive for preservation.

Navigating Barriers while a Target: North Carolina Results of the US Trans Survey
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 4270
What are the barriers and challenges faced by transgender adults in employment, healthcare, housing, and education? Join the GLBT Center in an exploration of the effects of comprehensive discrimination on a marginalized community within our state.

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls – Discussion
Friday, November 17 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Poe Hall, Room 512
In collaboration with the Women’s Center and the College of Education’s Education Awareness Week, the GLBT Center will host a discussion of the book Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique Morris. This text is a call to action around the inequalities of Black girls within K-12 education and describes the school-to-confinement pipeline – the high risk situations which affect the life trajectory of Black girls after being pushed out of school, setting them on the path to incarceration as well as physical and economic insecurity. GLBT and Women’s Center staff and graduate students will provide an overview of the book and facilitate a discussion of what needs to change in the education system.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
Monday, November 20 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM on Wolf Plaza (Rain location: Talley Student Union, Room 3222)
Every year on November 20th communities across the globe hold vigils in remembrance of those killed by anti-transgender violence. This year, the GLBT Center will host a candlelight vigil as participants read the names and stories of those taken from us. A reflection on Transgender Awareness Week and trans inclusion on campus will follow.

These events do not require pre-registration. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to attend this workshop, please contact us at 919-513-9742.

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Talley Student Union.
The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, the communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative slights and insults” towards members of marginalized communities (people of color, women, GLBT people, people with disabilities, etc.). This three-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants learn how to identify microaggressions, understand their impact, and respond appropriately when they occur.

What is Racial Justice?
Monday, February 12, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union.
Ours is a culture of competing conversations: on any given day, we hear people argue that we live in a post-racial society, our news headlines include stories of racial violence, and students on campuses across our country challenge both ongoing racial climate concerns and the lack of appropriate institutional response. This two-hour workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as interested members of the local community. The workshop will help participants contextualize these conversations within our specific history of race relations, understand the ways racism operates (interpersonally, culturally, institutionally), and reflect on the ways each of us can and must play a role in creating cultural change.

Addressing Harassing Behavior
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10 a.m – 12 p.m. | Talley Student Union.
In our work towards equity, it is our responsibility to address and confront harassing behavior as it arises. This two-hour workshop will explore the ways in which harassing behavior operates and how it often reinforces systems of oppression towards targeted groups. This workshop will also provide strategies to interrupt these behaviors as they persist within our society. This workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as interested members of the local community.

Community Accountability
Thursday, April 5, 2018 1 p.m – 3 p.m. | Talley Student Union.
There are many ways our society holds members accountable for harm, violence, abuse, and discrimination, but are those methods equitable and healing? What does it look like to hold a community accountable for a systemic harm? How is that responsibility created, communicated, and shared? This two hour workshop will introduce participants to one model of community accountability and begin to explore the answers to these questions. This workshop is open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as interested members of the local community.

To register for these workshops, please click here. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to attend this workshop, please contact us at 919-513-9742.