SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 Training on Teams March 12

SAFE Ally Level 1 and 2 training provides participants with updated information about LGBTQ+ topics including vocabulary, an understanding of pronouns which are inclusive for individuals who are transgender and non-binary, and discussion of current social and legal issues that affect LGBTQ+ and their families. SAFE Ally level 1 is from 8 to 10 a.m., SAFE Ally Level 2 is from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants who complete Level 1 earn a SAFE Ally sticker to post in their office or room, and a certificate for completing Level 2. Students and employees encouraged to attend this online course. Please RSVP with Stacie Christian, Ph.D. at christis@uwgb.edu.

Clubs, bars played crucial role in supporting Wisconsin’s LGBTQ communities

Justis Tenpenny is working with the UW-Green Bay to establish a Northeast Wisconsin LGBTQ History Archive to collect some of the history project’s memorabilia from gay bars and clubs, like t-shirts and detailed histories of various LGBTQ bars and support groups that were active over recent decades.

Source: Clubs, bars played crucial role in supporting Wisconsin’s LGBTQ communities, Green Bay Press-Gazette

Video: See ‘Transcend’ and Lawton Gallery schedule

The Lawton Gallery will be holding both physical and virtual exhibitions, the virtual exhibitions will open at the same time as the physical ones. In addition, for the time being there will be no receptions due to Covid-19.

TRANSCEND
Rae Senarighi
Sept. 3 – Oct. 1, 2020
Rae Senarighi is a transgender artist currently based in Madison, WI. His portrait series, TRANSCEND, celebrates transgender and non-binary individuals throughout the world who are living their lives openly, choosing integrity over safety.

Norbert Kox Retrospective
Oct. 8 – Nov. 5, 2020
Contemporary religious painter Norbert Kox was one of Wisconsin’s most important outsider artists. His work utilized powerful symbolic metaphors aiming to shake modern man from his spiritual malaise and clear away centuries worth of mistranslations of the Bible.

48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Nov. 19-Dec. 10, 2020
Exhibition features artwork by UW-Green Bay’s art and design students.

Pride Center Director Stacie Christian referenced in review on Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights | Green Bay Press Gazette

The city of Green Bay has greatly improved its score on LGBTQ rights within the last year. “The city doubled its score from 2018 to 2019 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which scrutinizes how well city governments support their LGBTQ residents.” Stacie Christian, director of the UW-Green Bay Pride Center, was referenced as applauding city leaders for asking questions on making the city more equitable and safer. Read more via Green Bay’s score on LGBTQ rights doubled in one year, but officials say city still has work to do | Green Bay Press Gazette.

SGICI Community Conversation, Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Sheboygan Campus

Join the Sexuality and Gender Identity Community Initiative (SGICI) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Fine Arts Theatre on the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in a community conversation identifying LGBTQ+ resources and needs, developing solutions in the community and fostering equity, inclusion and allyship. This event is free and open to everyone. The evening will include a presentation and facilitated break-out groups. Treats sill be provided by Paradigm Coffee & Music. For more information, contact SGICIsheboygan@gmail.com or visit bit.ly/SheboyganSGICI.

UW-Green Bay graduate student receives honors achievement of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies

UW-Green Bay graduate student Isaac Kabacinski (Social Work) is one of 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Paula B. Poorman, a highly regarded faculty member at UW-Whitewater dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ people. Recipients will be honored on Nov. 7, 2019. The ceremony will be hosted by UW System President Ray Cross, and will be done in conjunction with the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award ceremony. More information about the award can be found here.

Pride Leadership Camp to be offered this summer

A Pride Leadership Camp will be offered this summer. The Middle School Pride Camp will take place from Sunday, July 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 and the High School Pride Camp will run Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The five-day leadership training focuses on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. Learn more.

New Pride Leadership Camp to be offered at UW-Green Bay this summer

The UW-Green Bay Pride Leadership Camp will provide youth from grades 6 through 12 with opportunities to meet other LGBTQ+ and allies their age. The five day leadership training focuses on a new topic each day: personal integrity in leadership; enhancing family relationships; healthy friendships and relationships; community resources; and developing leadership skills and goals. The middle school pride camp will take place Sunday, Jul. 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, and the high school school pride camp will be Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Learn more and register.