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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!
     

February

Lunch 'n Learn: "Organizing Progressive Causes & Group Events"

February 12  (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. Join us for a conversation on the importance of these public events – be they marches or protests – and what it takes to organize one in general, but in the Panhandle specifically. This Lunch 'n Learn topic will feature organizers of the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches in Amarillo. 

Buff Allies/Spectrum Ice Cream Social Meet & Greet

February 21 (Wednesday), 5 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center #176

  • A great opportunity to meet our Buff Allies and Spectrum members!  Ice Cream provided (dairy and dairy-free options).
 

March

Lunch 'n Learn: "Anxiety, Advocacy & Self-Care"

March 19  (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 will feature Nate Smith, professional counselor with WTAMU Counseling ServicesWith midterms around the corner, we’d like to take some time to promote self-care and well-being. Nate will help further our understanding of anxiety, managing stress, relying on support systems and engaging in self-care while being an advocate for others.

Safe Zone Training

March 23 (Friday), 1-5 p.m.
Location: Old Main 207

  • 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!
 

April

Jackson Katz - "Men, Women, Sex, and Violence - And How All Men Can Help"

April 3 (Tuesday), 6 p.m.
Location: JBK Legacy Hall

  • Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence.
  • This event is brought to you by Buff Allies and co-sponsored by the University Police Department and Residence Hall Association.
  • For more information, go to: www.jacksonkatz.com
  • FREE Dinner & Buffalo Cookies, as well as door-prizes!
CANCELED: Safe Zone Train the Trainer

April 14 (Saturday), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center #176

  • Are you interested in being able to help with Safe Zone Trainings? Or maybe you just want a more extensive training? Then join us for the Train the Trainer session on April 14! This is a full day session providing the “how” to train as well as a variety of activities we currently use in training, workshops, and other opportunities. We will also introduce other alternative activities to help meet your training style.
  • Lunch Provided.
  • Contact Dr. Kristina Drumheller at kdrumheller@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2816 to RSVP!

Lunch 'n Learn:
 "Sexual Assault and the LGBTQ Community: From Police Reporting to After-Care"

April 16  (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.  Our guest speakers are Sergeant Zach Nethery with the University Police Department and Bekki McQuay, LPC. Sergeant Nethery will further our understanding of the police response and process involved with reporting sexual assault. Bekki McQuay will discuss mental and self-care needs throughout the process.They will be discussing what happens in terms of police response when reporting sexual assault, as well as the mental/self-care one needs afterward.

 

May

    TBD

 

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 

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