West Texas A&M University

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Buff Allies Events and Training

Buff Allies Events & Training

 

September

Buff Allies/Spectrum Meet & Greet

September 3 (Thursday), 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Classroom Center #427

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

Buff Allies Open House

September 11 (Friday), 2-4 p.m.
Location: JBK West Texas Room

  • Open to all who wish to learn about Buff Allies and the resources we provide for WTAMU students, staff, and faculty.

Lunch 'n Learn (topic TBD)

September 14 (Monday), 12:15-1:15 p.m.
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.

 

October

LGBTQIA History Month!

Dates and locations to be announced soon!

  • Guest Speaker: Emily Danforth - for more information: www.emdanforth.com
  • LGBTQIA Awareness Lecture

Safe Zone Training

October 16 (Friday), 1-5 p.m.
Location: JBK Maroon 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.

Gender Studies Panel

October 22 (Thursday), 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center

  • Featuring Matt Reardon. 

 

November

Lunch 'n Learn: "Teaching Identity Politics: Can We Ever Really Be Un-Biased?"

November 9 (Monday), 12:15-1:15 p.m.
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.  This Lunch 'n Learn topic is "Teaching Identity Politics: Can We Ever Really Be Un-Biased?" featuring WTAMU professor Amy Von Lintel.

 

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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