Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mass Impact: The Impact of Mainstream Media on Perceptions of LGBTQ+ Identities


About 25.7% of undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro self-identity as non-heterosexual or non-gender binary, making queer students the second largest minority group on campus. It is therefore critical that UNCG examine trends in higher education relating to gender, sex, and heteronormativity. To advance this conversation the LEARN Pedagogy Subcommittee will be hosting an Ashby dialogue in the Spring of 2018 to encourage student-driven discourse with faculty and staff in a university-wide forum about state legislation, especially in relation to HB 2, as a media phenomenon and how this affects external and internal perceptions of LGBTQ+ communities. We will be planning the dialogue in the Fall 2017.

We are seeking participants for this Ashby Dialogue—all students at UNCG (graduate and undergraduate), staff, and faculty are welcome.

Participants will engage in the following semester-long series of discussions, presentations, and readings:

  • The historical context & development of HB2
  • The media’s portrayal of HB2 & its effect on the identities of LGBTQ+ communities
  • A summation of the previous dialogues with input from invited speakers

For more information please contact the following:

  • To learn more about LEARN contact LEARN Coordinator Brad Johnson, rbjohnso@uncg.edu
  • To participate in planning the dialogue contact Jay Poole, LEARN Pedagogy Committee, jaypoolephd@gmail.com
  • To participate in the dialogue contact Love Odetola, Doctoral Student Research Assistant, CWHW, loodetol@uncg.edu



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Triad Pride Choral Concerts


Safe Zone Summit


You are invited to register for our Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, from 9am-1:30pm in the Elliott University Center. Please be advised that registration is required.

What is the Safe Zone Summit?

The Safe Zone Summit is a brand new initiative born from conversations within our LGBTQ+ Education Task Force, and is intended to provide an opportunity, outside of our standard Safe Zone Training, for faculty and staff to explore aspects of LGBTQ+ identity more deeply and meaningfully. Consider this an information-packed, build-your-own-adventure rest area on your journey of continuing education around gender, sexuality, and creating a more inclusive campus. 

Who can attend? 

The Safe Zone Summit is tailored to faculty and staff however, feel free to also invite graduate students that work in your department. 

What will the day look like?

The Safe Zone Summit is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 11th, from 9am-1:30pm. The majority of the Summit will consist of three 45-minute time slots where attendees will be able to choose from two breakout topics that best fit their interest. We will close out our day with brief, guided group discussions. These groups are meant to provide space for processing what you've learned, and for considering how to best apply new strategies, skills, and knowledge in your daily work. 

How do I register?

That part is easy! Fill our our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form before Friday, June 23rd, 2017

What else do I need to know?

Nothing! Simply mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, from 9am-1:30pm, and expect an email from me at the beginning of July with more details. Until then, put on your learning pants and add another notch to that belt - because this is sure to be a day full of great information and important dialogue! 

We appreciate your commitment to inclusion at UNC Greensboro, and look forward to engaging and learning alongside you during this important opportunity.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

OIE hosts Lavender Graduation - May 3rd

On May 3 from 4-6pm in EUC Kirkland, the Office of Intercultural Engagement will be hosting a Lavender Graduation ceremony for 9 undergraduate and graduate students who are graduating in May.

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University. The Lavender Graduation Ceremony was created by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian, who was denied the opportunity to attend the graduations of her biological children because of her sexual orientation. Encouraged by the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, Dr. Sanlo designed the first Lavender Graduation Ceremony in 1995.

If you would like to attend and honor these graduates, please use the RSVP form: https://docs.google.com/a/uncg.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZxhpzWZDX2CC2-XsHauL8UqkTetIjRUdW7Ptfz7WVpHATDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link