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Show your support on campus through the GLBT Advocate Program.

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.

Find our upcoming events on the calendar, and our latest workshops below.

Fall 2018

Shifting Our Framework for Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Tuesday October 9, 2018 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

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 addresses barriers that limit access, the impact of those barriers and concrete strategies for making the classroom more accessible. 

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Supporting Queer Undocumented Students

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 3222

Students who are both undocumented and queer face barriers and obstacles that are often rendered invisible in conversations about supporting GLBT students. This workshop will examine the ways in which sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression are complicated by nationality and documentation status. Throughout the workshop, participants will unpack some of the systemic and institutional barriers while also learning ways that they can better support students who identify as GLBT and are undocumented in the United States. 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Social Movements, Social Change

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

How does the past inform our present? This workshop introduces participants to the social construction of narratives around privilege, power, oppression, and liberation. Using past and present examples of policy, practices, and resistance, participants will assess their individual approach and contribution to social movements now and in the future. 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Cultural Values about Gender and Violence in the Trans Community

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
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, please visit REPORTER.

Spring 2019

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions

Monday, January 14, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

The term ‘microaggressions’ is used to refer to the “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

What is Racial Justice?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

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 helps 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Polyamory, Non-Monogamy and Other Relationship Models

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

This workshop is an introduction to the variety of relationship models that existed and continue to exist outside of a monogamous couple. Participants will learn about historical examples of polyamory, non-monogamy, and other relationship models, modern terminology, current barriers and challenges, and strategies for creating welcoming and inclusive campuses and communities. 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Shifting Our Framework for Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280

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 addresses barriers that limit access, the impact of those barriers and concrete strategies for making the classroom more accessible.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Destabilizing Misogyny

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
Misogyny refers to the ways that individuals consciously or unconsciously learn, accept, and reinforce ideas and attitudes that perpetuate gender inequity and oppression. These values and learned behaviors are often ingrained into society through laws, policies, practices, cultural norms, and personal beliefs. This workshop will help participants recognize the manifestations of misogyny and how we have been socialized to perpetuate them. Participants will also learn strategies to disrupt and destabilize misogyny in their daily lives, work environments, and communities. 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

Creating Accomplices: Supporting Queer and Transgender Students of Color

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM | Talley Student Union, Room 4280
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. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Interpersonal and Sexual Violence in the GLBT Community

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM | Talley Student Union, Room 3222

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 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.

To register, please visit REPORTER.