June 19-22: LGBTQ Ally training and Pride Day volunteers

Registration is now open for summer 2017 Ally Development training. Training will be from 10 a.m.  to noon, June 19 and 22, in the Library and Learning Center, Saint Paul Campus.

 Ally Development training prepares faculty, staff, students, and community members with a comprehensive “advocacy toolkit” to address the needs of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA).

The training addresses a wide range of terms that LGBTQIA individuals use to define themselves, unpacks the complicated notions of identity in relation to sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and examines concerns that LGBTQIA students face both in and out of the classroom. Ally Development training also explores the many ways that people can work toward creating more safe, inclusive, and supportive spaces and environments.

Note that this is a four-hour training over two days. Participants must attend both days to receive an Ally sticker and be eligible to sign the ally pledge.

RSVP to Ally Development training here.

This training is just one of the activities for the week leading up to Twin Cities Pride, June 24-25. Opportunities are open to volunteer at the Pride booth; follow this link and help representing Metropolitan State in a celebration of LGBTQ lives and experiences.