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Buff Allies Events & Training

 

Ongoing

Common Place: LGBTQ Support Group

Wednesdays, 4-5 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).


September

Buff Allies/Spectrum Meet & Greet

September 8 (Thursday), 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Classroom Center #307

  • A great opportunity to meet our Buff Allies and Spectrum members!  Lunch provided.
Lunch 'n Learn: "Teaching Diversity Across Disciplines"

September 19 (Monday), 12:20-1:20 p.m.
Location: JBK Thunder Room

  • Join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. Faculty development speaker Dena Samuels started the diversity discussion with terminology and tips. Now join us for a discussion over ideas and activities to bring diversity into the classroom across disciplines, featuring a panel of WTAMU faculty!  Lunch provided.
 

October - LGBTQIA History Month!

Lunch 'n Learn: "Choice & Coming Out"

October 10 (Monday), 12:15-1:15 p.m. (tentative)
Location: JBK West Texas 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. 

Guest Speaker: Shanna Peeples "Fear into Faith: On Being a Reluctant Role Model"

October 10 (Monday), 7 p.m.
Location: JBK Legacy Hall

  • National Teacher of the Year (2015-16) and WTAMU alumni Shanna Peeples will speak on the choices she made to be very public about her life by just applying for NTOY. 

Safe Zone Training

October 14 (Friday), 1-5 p.m.
Location: JBK West Texas Room

  • 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.
     

November

Lunch 'n Learn: "Trans 401"

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            Buff Allies Student and staff allies staffing a table at new student orientation
Dr. Medlock (left) and Dr. Stuntz at the Buff Allies Table             Alice MillerMacPhee (left), Sergeant Nethery
                                                                                                                (center), Lana King at the Buff Allies Table 

 

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