Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Present at UNCG's Safe Zone Summit

The Office of Intercultural Engagement invites you to submit a proposal to present at our second annual Safe Zone Summit, happening on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018, from 10am-4:30pm in the Elliott University Center.

All proposals must be submitted by end of day on Friday, June 15th, 2018

Below are a list of examples from last year's workshops:

Crash Course in LGBTQ+ Identities
Never attended a Safe Zone Workshop before? You’re in luck! This 45-minute conversational program will give you the opportunity to become more acquainted with LGBTQ+ identities, equipping you with language and basic knowledge before exploring more in-depth topics during the remainder of the Safe Zone Summit.

Exploring Sexual Orientation Microaggressions on Campus and in Residence Halls
What microaggressions--brief, everyday exchanges that denigrate individuals due to their group membership--are experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer students on campus and in their residence halls? What is the relationship of these microaggressions to LGBQ students' sense of belonging? This session presents findings from a 2-campus research study.

Understanding Asexuality: What does it mean to be ace?
What is asexuality? Asexuality is a sexual orientation that is not widely known about or discussed in society. This presentation will highlight the ongoing asexual definition debate, consider what identities currently fall on the asexual spectrum, and discuss the differences between orientation and behavior for an ace individual.

Navigating Professional Dress as a Queer, Genderqueer, and/or Nonconforming Professional
During this session, attendees will be introduced to concerns that queer professionals can run into when it comes to dressing “professionally”, along with resources that have been helpful to me through my own journey.

WorQing it Out: Tiny leaps creating big changes to support the alphabet soup
Excited about creating a culture of care for Queer and Trans folks but you just don't know where to start? This interactive session will allow you to put theory into practice! During this session, you will learn tips on how to enhance recruitment, training, support, and programming practices to support this diverse population. We will also explore some exclusive practices that may be keeping you and your office from reaching its full potential. Please join me for this interactive session that explores changes that you can make a difference for members of the LGBTQIA+ community!

Exploring Mental Health & Substance Abuse in LGBTQ+ Communities
LGBTQ+ communities are at higher risk for mental health and substance use concerns. In this session, we will explore what those concerns look like, as well as identify protective and risk factors affecting well-being of individuals and communities. Building on these, our discussion will consider ways we can enhance the overall well-being of LGBTQ+ communities.

The Status of Gender Neutral Housing in ACUHO-I Member Institutions 
How widespread is the practice of gender-neutral housing (GNH) and how is it being implemented? What barriers to establishing GNH have campuses encountered? What GNH policies have been developed? Results and implications of a national study of GNH at ACUHO-I member institutions will be shared and discussed.

Being an Ally in the Workplace 
During this session, we'll work through several scenarios meant to test our readiness to act as an ally in the workplace. Learn how your colleagues might approach a situation, share your own thoughts and strategies, and come clean about times when you aren't sure you were the best ally you could be. Walk away from this session with a clearer idea of your own strategy as an ally in the workplace!

What does it mean to be Nonmonosexual in a Gay/Straight World?
In this interactive session, participants will learn more about what it means to hold a nonmonosexual identity. We will debunk common myths, assess our own biases toward people who are nonmonosexual, and discuss the damaging implications of erasure both in our monosexist society and within the LGBTQ+ community.

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