Buff Allies Events and Training

Buff Allies Events & Training

 

Ongoing

Common Place: LGBTQ Support Group

Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Student Counseling Services, Classroom Center #116

  • A confidential drop-in support group for those who are navigating gender identity and/or sexuality. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ affirming and knowledgeable counselors from WTAMU Student Counseling Services (806-651-2340).  This is a come-as-you-can group; you can come one week and not the next!

 

September

Buff Allies/Spectrum Meet & Greet

September 6 (Thursday), 12:20 - 1:20 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center #176

  • A great opportunity to meet our Buff Allies and Spectrum members!  Lunch provided. 

Lunch 'n Learn: "Our Time: Surviving and Thriving after Abuse" with Tammy Stamps

September 17, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK Maroon Room

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. 
  • Tammy Stamps, author of “Our Time,” is a survivor of long-term abuse and has written her story in hopes of helping others who have suffered at the hands of someone else. Come and join us to hear a story told in combination with music about a life of struggle, survival, healing and thriving. Be inspired, be educated and help stop the cycle of abuse.
 

October - LGBTQIA History Month!

Guest Speaker: "Faith in Transition" with Kimberly Shappley

October 15 (Monday), 6:30 p.m.
Location: JBK Legacy Hall

  • Kimberly Shappley is a registered nurse, an international board-certified lactation consultant, an ordained minister, and mom to a whole bunch of amazing people—including a transgender daughter who turned Kimberly into an accidental advocate.
  • This event is brought to you by Buff Allies and Spectrum.

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. 

Safe Zone Training - TBD

October 19 (Friday), 1-5 p.m.
Location: TBD

  • Buff Allies include students, staff, and faculty who have attended the four-hour Safe Zone workshop exploring the unique needs and concerns the LGBTQIA community faces in higher education while also building their knowledge, skills, and abilities for creating a more inclusive and affirming campus for all students. Additionally, Safe Zone members display a Buff Allies placard in a visible location such as a door to an office that identifies them as a friend, supporter, and campus resource for anyone seeking information or a listening ear. This placard identifies dedicated safe spaces on campus for LGBTQIA individuals to connect with allies to the community.
  • During the Safe Zone training, members develop an understanding of LGBTQIA terminology and symbols, history, concepts of privilege and identity development, interact with a panel of LGBTQIA speakers, and build skills for identifying and interrupting language and behavior that may be discriminatory. Campus resources and reporting processes are also shared.
  • Contact Dr. Kristina Drumheller at kdrumheller@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2816 to RSVP!

Guest Speaker: "Undead Shakespeare" with Stephen Guy-Bray

October 31 (Wednesday)
Location: TBD

  • Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray is a Renaissance scholar and queer theorist; his work includes Homoerotic Space, Loving In Verse, and Against Reproduction.
  • This event is brought to you by the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages and the Buff Allies.

 

November

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new.
 

June through August

New Student Orientation – Buff Allies Table in Legacy Hall

Buff Allies hosted a table at all six New Student Orientations last summer!

Buff Allies faculty staffing a table at new student orientation

Dr. Medlock (left) and Dr. Stuntz at the Buff Allies Table

Buff Allies Student and staff allies staffing a table at new student orientation

Alice MillerMacPhee (left), Sergeant Nethery (center),
Lana King at the Buff Allies Table 

Other Events