The LBGT community continues to grow and evolve to include a wide array of identities and intersectional social justice issues. The WMU LBGT Advocate Program allows students, faculty, and staff to learn and discuss specific LBGT intersectional identities, subjects, and concerns.
Advocate workshops are one hour in length and will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Participants will be able to discuss addressing specific LBGT intersectional identities.
- Participants will learn about the historic systems that have created barriers for intersectional LBGT identities.
- Participants will be able to demonstrate ways to be better allies or advocates for marginalized identities.
All workshops will be hosted in the Adrian Trimpe Building, room 1110 (Multi-Cultural Center) unless otherwise noted.
Intersectionality -- Friday, October 9, 2020 from 1-2pm (virtual)
What is intersectionality and what does it look like to support someone with more than one marginalized identity? This workshop will look at the definition of intersectionality and the systems that continue to marginalize different populations.
Trans 101 -- Friday, November 13, 2020 from 1-2pm (virtual)
With a growing number of people who do not identify within the gender binary, what does it meant to be transgender and how can we be supportive? This workshop will look at the gender binary, resources, and the systemic barriers that directly impact the transgender community.
- This program is designed for students, faculty, and staff to provide continuous learning opportunities, support, and professional development for the LBGT community.
- Workshop participants must abide by Respectful Space guidelines including: respect, confidentiality, and speaking from personal experiences.
- The Advocate Program workshops may also fulfill some pathway requirements of the WMU Signature Program including (but not limited to):
Civic Engagement Global Engagement Social Justice
Diversity and Inclusion Health and Wellness Sustainability
Entrepreneurship Leadership Teaching and Learning