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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. 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

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

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

What is Racial Justice?
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. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

 

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions
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. Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Talley Student Union.

What is Racial Justice?
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. Monday, February 12, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Talley Student Union.