Education and Trainings

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

Queer Basics

Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm

Do you need a quick brush up on what the L, G, B & T mean? And what about the Q? This one-hour training explores trans and queer identities and communities and provides an intro to advocacy. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu, or 610-436-3147.

Trans Advocacy

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 2:00-3:00 pm

Trans, non-binary, genderfluid, genderqueer… what exactly does it all mean? This one-hour training will review terminology, problematic language, WCU policies, and qualities of an advocate as it relates to the transgender and non-binary communities and experiences. Participants will also discuss how society interacts with trans folks and what you can do to strengthen your advocacy. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147.

***This event is part of the Ram Plan Co-curricular Experience. Students who fill out the post-assessment after attending the program will have this event added to their co-curricular transcript. For more information about the Ram Plan, visit https://www.wcupa.edu/_services/STU/coCurricularPlanning/.***

From Allyship to Advocacy Training

What does it mean to be an ally vs an advocate? During this 2-hour training participants will critically examine privilege, explore language, discuss strategies for accountability and ways to improve the climate for trans and queer communities. This training will provide tools and resources aimed towards deepening awareness, understanding, and knowledge. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu, or 610-436-3147. This training is available by request only (see Training Request Form below).

Intersectionality in Practice

Why is everyone talking about intersectionality? What does it even mean? This one-hour training will center trans and queer people of color identities and experiences. Participants will discuss the intersections of race, gender & sexuality and strategies for advocacy. For more information, check out our Ram Connect, ramconnect.wcupa.edu/CTQA, or contact us at transandqueer@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3147. This training is available by request only (see Training Request Form below).

LGBTQIA+ Essentials 

This experience will provide an overview of the resources and services offered by the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy. Students will be provided information about the office's visibility, outreach, programming, education, and community building efforts. Additionally, there will be an introduction to LGBTQIA+ experiences and strategies on how to support/advocate for trans and queer communities on campus and beyond. This training is available by request only (see Training Request Form below).

Speakout

The Speakout Program, now run by SAGA, is an opportunity for West Chester University's trans and queer students to share their coming out stories with their peers. Request SAGA's Speakout volunteers to come to your space by contacting SAGA directly by email.

Requesting Trainings

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

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