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LGBTQA Services

Education and Trainings

Contact LGBTQA Services  

LGBTQA Services

Address:
250 Sykes Student Union
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-3147 
Fax: 610-436-2480
Email: LGBTQA@wcupa.edu

Education and Trainings

**If you cannot register through Ram Connect please contact us at LGBTQA@wcupa.edu and we will assist you with registration!**

 

Queer Media from the Margins

 September 18, 2018, 11:00-12:00pm in Sykes Student Union Room 255

October 30, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm in Sykes Student Union Room 252A

This one-hour training will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the lack of trans and queer representation within mainstream media. Facilitators will highlight positive LGBTQA+ representation in independent media such as movies, television, comics, video games, cosplay as well as social media.

  • To register for this event on September 18, 2018 11:00-12:00 pm, please click here
  • To register for this event on October 30, 2018 3:30-4:30 pm, please  click here

Culturally (q)ueer: Race, Gender & Sexuality

September 26, 2018, 12:00-1:30pm in Sykes Student Union Room 255

November 6, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm in Sykes Student Union Room 252

This 90-minute training will center and celebrate trans and queer people of color identities and experiences. Participants will be challenged to engage in dialogue about the intersections of race, gender & sexuality. Facilitators will highlight the ways in which systemic oppression impacts QTPOC communities and discuss different strategies for advocacy. 

  • To register for this event on September 26, 2018 12:00-1:30 pm, please click here
  • To register for this event on November 6, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm, please click here

RAMping It Up: Trans & Queer Advocacy Training

October 9, 2018, 1:00-4:00pm in Sykes Student Union Room 252

November 9, 2018, 9:00-12:00pm in Sykes Student Union Room 115

This 3-hour training will provide participants with the tools to navigate what it means to be an advocate for trans and queer communities. Participants will have the opportunity to examine individual and institutional privilege, explore the complexity of language, and discuss strategies for improving campus climate. This training will deepen your awareness, understanding and knowledge as it relates to being in solidarity with trans and queer communities.

  • To register for this event on October 9, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm, please click here
  • To register for this event on November 9, 2018 9:00-12:00 pm, please click here

Trans Advocacy

October 18, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm in Sykes Student Union Room 255

November 14, 2018, 11:00-12:00pm in Sykes Student Union Room 252

This one-hour training will review terminology, problematic language, WCU policies, and qualities of an advocate as it relates to the transgender community and experiences. We will also discuss how society interacts with trans folks and what you can do to strengthen your advocacy on campus and within your communities.

  • To register for this event on October 18, 2018 2:00-3:00 pm, please click here
  • To register for this event on November 14, 2018 11:00-12:00 pm, please click here

SpeakOut Panels

The SpeakOut program aims to highlight the spectrum of experiences that trans and queer students encounter throughout their lives, and promote LGBTQIA+ visibility on campus. Panelists will share personal stories that speak to the complexity of experiences around gender, sexuality and other intersectional identities. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to ask questions as we collectively work to strengthen our solidarity and advocacy for trans and queer communities.

Requesting Trainings/SpeakOuts

 Please fill out the Training Request form in order to request a training or SpeakOut panel for your class, group, or organization.

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