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Buff Allies Events and Training

Buff Allies Events & Training

 

Ongoing

Common Place: LGBTQ Support Group

Fridays, 12-1 p.m.
Location: JBK Maroon Room

  • A confidential drop-in support group for those who are navigating gender identity and/or sexuality. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ affirming and knowledgeable counselors from WTAMU Student Counseling Services (806-651-2340).
 

September

Buff Allies/Spectrum Meet & Greet

September 12 (Tuesday), 12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center #176

  • A great opportunity to meet our Buff Allies and Spectrum members!  Lunch provided. 
 

October - LGBTQIA History Month!

Guest Speaker: "I Will Stand" with Navy Lieutenant Commander Blake M. Dremann

October 2 (Monday), 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

  • Lieutenant Commander Dremann, among the first transgender servicepersons to be promoted after the transgender ban was lifted, is a supply chain management coordinator for the Navy nuclear enterprise and recipient of numerous awards including the Navy League’s Vice Admiral Robert F. Batchelder Award, the Navy’s highest logistics award for contributing to the operational readiness of the fleet. He is also the President of Servicemembers, Partners and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPART*A), a national LGBT advocacy organization that helped change the Department of Defense’s policy barring open transgender service members.
  • This event is brought to you by Buff Allies and Spectrum and co-sponsored by the Distinguished Lecture Series, Veteran Services, and the English, Philosophy, & Modern Languages department.

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new. 

Safe Zone Training - TBD

Date TBD, 1-5 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Buff Allies include students, staff, and faculty who have attended the four-hour Safe Zone workshop exploring the unique needs and concerns the LGBTQIA community faces in higher education while also building their knowledge, skills, and abilities for creating a more inclusive and affirming campus for all students. Additionally, Safe Zone members display a Buff Allies placard in a visible location such as a door to an office that identifies them as a friend, supporter, and campus resource for anyone seeking information or a listening ear. This placard identifies dedicated safe spaces on campus for LGBTQIA individuals to connect with allies to the community.
  • During the Safe Zone training, members develop an understanding of LGBTQIA terminology and symbols, history, concepts of privilege and identity development, interact with a panel of LGBTQIA speakers, and build skills for identifying and interrupting language and behavior that may be discriminatory. Campus resources and reporting processes are also shared.
  • Contact Dr. Kristina Drumheller at kdrumheller@wtamu.edu or 806-651-2816 to RSVP!
     

November

Lunch 'n Learn: TBD

Date TBD, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Location: JBK

  • Grab your lunch and join us to learn about a different LGBTQIA topic and enrich your knowledge!  A day is never wasted when you learn something new.
 

June through August

New Student Orientation – Buff Allies Table in Legacy Hall

Buff Allies hosted a table at all six New Student Orientations last summer!

Buff Allies faculty staffing a table at new student orientation

Dr. Medlock (left) and Dr. Stuntz at the Buff Allies Table

Buff Allies Student and staff allies staffing a table at new student orientation

Alice MillerMacPhee (left), Sergeant Nethery (center),
Lana King at the Buff Allies Table 

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