Event Details

Ally 101 Workshop

Time: 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Description:


Ally 101 Workshop

 

Allies are people who do not identify as LGBT, but support this community by standing against the bullying and harassment LGBT people face in school.

 

If you are an ally, and want to learn more information about how to be inclusive and fight against homophobia here at Rio Grande, then you should attend the Ally 101 Workshop.   The Ally 101 Workshop will provide you with active, hands-on experience thinking about and working with issues of importance to the LGBT community, like bullying and harassment.  Along with the opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of like-minded allies, all attendees will receive print resources to take away.  These resources will help you start conversations with your friends about why you are an ally and why they should be allies too.

 

Where:      Redzone Meeting Room

When:        Thursday, 10/17 @ 3:00-4:30

Why:          To learn how to be a better LGBT ally.

 Did you know?

·        Nearly eight out of ten LGBT students reported being verbally harassed at school because of their sexual orientation.

·        84.9% of LGBT students heard “gay” used in a negative way (e.g., “that’s so gay”) and 71.3% heard homophobic remarks (e.g., “dyke” or “faggot”) frequently or often at school.

·        6 in 10 LGBT students (63.5%) reported feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation; and 4 in 10 (43.9%) felt (2011 National School Climate Survey).

 

 

 

 

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