LGBTQ+ staff are committed to providing inclusive and intersectional education to the campus community on sexual minority topics. Below are the following workshops offered by LGBTQ+ staff and Pride Peers.
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Maverick Ally is a two hour training that provides contemporary perspectives on terminology, the framework of identities, the complexity of coming out, obstacles and access to resources, active bystander intervention, and the ally journey. After the completion of the entire two hour training, participants have the option to sign the Maverick Ally commitment form that designates an official Maverick Ally at UTA.
WHAT IS A MAVERICK ALLY?
An ally is an individual with the awareness, knowledge, and/or skills to confront injustice and advocate for equality while supporting all persons, regardless of perceived or actual sexual identity, sexual expression, gender identity, and/or gender expression, who are experiencing discrimination.
Allies work in solidarity to create an affirming and inclusive campus community for all students. Maverick Allies are identified on campus by buttons, signs, and t-shirts that carry the official LGBTQ+ Maverick Ally logo. If you see this logo, the person displaying it has completed the official training, signed the commitment form, outside of external obligation or pressure, and is comfortable being a resource and connecting others to resources for the campus community.
The LGBTQ+ Community & Microaggressions
This 45 minute training will address how the continuum of aggression impacts the lives of sexual minority students. The incorporation of intersectionality is utilized in order for attendees to learn how oppression is connected. Attendees will also learn about LGBTQ+ on-campus advocacy services .
Bystander Intervention & the LGBTQ+ Community: What Would You Do?
This 45 minute training educates individuals on how to be proactive bystanders in moments of harm against the LGBTQ+ community. Attendees will view episodes of the ABC hit show, “What Would You Do?”, and discuss how they would implement bystander intervention skills.
Not seeing a workshop that meets your classroom or student organizational needs? Send us an email and we will create curriculum centered on course topics and organizational needs.