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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: "Advocacy & Self-Care"

March 19  (Monday), 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK White 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 Services; he will be discussing anxiety and self-care, particularly as they relate to our roles as activists and/or advocates.

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.
  • For more information, go to: www.jacksonkatz.com
Lunch 'n Learn: "Sexual Assault Awareness Month Panel"

April ??  (TBD), 12:20-1:20 p.m.
Location: TBD

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.

 

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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