Friday, May 24, 2019

Guilford Green Foundation: Trans Clothing Closet

The LGBTQ Center (part of the Guildford Green Foundation) is only a seven minute drive from campus: 1205 W Bessemer Ave, Ste. 226, Greensboro


Check Out Their Trans Clothing Closet

Less than a year after opening to the public, and the LGBTQ Center is already proving to be a valuable space where the community can access critical information and resources.
They're a library, a meeting space, and now -- a closet!
Their trans clothing closet is a collection of clothing, shoes, accessories, and select undergarments, such as binders, available free to members of the local area transgender community.

Anyone can "shop" here during open hours at the LGBTQ Center. They are especially interested in helping those who cannot afford new clothes or people who may be new to transition and uncomfortable in stores.

Right now their trans clothing closet is only a few racks. But their planned new downtown center location will offer new possibilities for expanding and partnering with other organizations.

In the future, they hope to offer programming, like clothing swaps, and have a rotation of seasonal collections based on community needs.
They'll need help from fashion-loving friends to keep the closet stocked. Call the LGBTQ Center if you are interested in making a donation.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Safe Zone Summit 2019

Save the date for this year's Safe Zone Summit, happening on Monday, August 5th, 2019. Our hope is that moving it back will allow more of our faculty friends to join us.  

What is the Safe Zone Summit?

The Safe Zone Summit 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 more inclusive campuses.

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. This year, we are extending our invitation to colleagues at nearby institutions for a small registration fee of $25.

What will the day look like?

The Safe Zone Summit will take place on Monday, August 5th, 2019, from 9am-4:30pm . The majority of The Summit will consist of breakout presentations on a variety of topics, allowing attendees to craft their own experience.

For those wanting to review fundamental concepts around gender and sexuality in preparation for The Summit, we will be hosting a pre-conference session that morning, beginning at 8am titled "A Safe Zone Crash Course". You can register for this using the main registration form.

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 alongside colleagues from different departments and campuses.

How do I register?

That part is easy! Fill out our Safe Zone Summit Registration Form before Monday, July 22nd, 2019. Registration is free for UNC Greensboro employees, and only $25 for attendees from other campuses.

What else do I need to know?

Nothing! Simply mark your calendar for Monday, August 5th, 2019, and expect an email from me in early 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, and look forward to engaging and learning alongside you during this important opportunity. 

Interested in presenting? Fill out this form!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Trans, Non-Binary, & Intersex Communities: We See You

The University Libraries defines diversity as the vibrant variety of human characteristics that combine to shape each one of us. These characteristics include not only the familiar categories of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, but also: age, cognitive style, disability, economic, educational and geographic background, languages spoken, marital status, political affiliation, religious beliefs and more.

Valuing diversity means recognizing that we are all shaped by numerous and varied factors, making each of us uniquely qualified to contribute to the collective goal of the libraries -- to serve the diverse information needs of our diverse user groups.

For more information about diversity initiatives at UNCG Libraries, please visit our website.

Resources for the Trans, Non-binary, & Intersex Family: 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Call for Proposals: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Conference

Call for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019

This DEI Conference has been developed by the NC DEI Network.   The conference is for intended for DEI professionals and graduate students with a focus on student services in DEI work in Higher Education.

Please submit workshop proposals here:

Comments or Questions: Contact Emily Guzman, LPC-S 919.530.5546 |

Intercultural Calendar of Events: April 2019

Check out all the great Intercultural Leadership Council events happening this April:

OIE April Social Justice Education Events

The Reel Talk series aims to prompt meaningful dialogue about identity, intersectionality, and contemporary social justice issues through films and film clips. Join the Student Coordinators of Peer Education (SCOPEs) in a facilitated dialogue about the Netflix movie featuring Sanaa Lathan, Nappily Ever After, and how it contributes to the ongoing conversation about hair.

What: Reel Talk: Nappily Ever After
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: Elliot University Center, Maple Room


The CommUNITY Dialogue Series is a campus-wide monthly opportunity for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and inclusion affecting our UNCG community. This engaging conversation will explore [mis]perceptions about body image across race and gender.

What: CommUNITY Dialogue: Beyond the BMI
When: Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Jefferson Suites


The CommUNITY Dialogue Series is a campus-wide monthly opportunity for UNCG students to build relationships across difference while discussing hot topics related to diversity and inclusion affecting our UNCG community. This engaging conversation will explore the intersections of LGBTQ+ and Latin American identities.

What: CommUNITY Dialogue: Latina, Latino, Latinx: What's the Difference?
Where: Tuesday, April 16, 2018 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Where: Elliot University Center, Room 062