Prof. Smith to present on the gender binary

Social psychologist and UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. (Human Development, Psychology and Women’s Gender Studies), Christine Smith, will present on the gender binary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Neville Public Museum. Join Smith as she explains why society thinks of gender as binary and whether we can break that “habit.” This talk is part of the “Please Check a Box” series of events organized around UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery art exhibition (Sept. 7 through Oct. 5). More information will be available on the Facebook page of Positive Voice (Northeast Wisconsin’s largest LGBTQ support and outreach organization).

UW-Green Bay faculty and students form community panel on gender, identity, and the law

Learn from someone whose gender does not conform to the traditional binary. Join Alison Staudinger, UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. of Democracy and Justice Studies and Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at the Community Panel on Gender, Identity, and the Law at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Reader’s Loft, Green Bay. This will be an informal, open discussion with UWGB faculty and students about the legal structures in Wisconsin and the U.S. that affect the lives of the LGBTQ people. This is part of the “Please Check a Box” series of events organized around UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery art exhibition (Sept. 7 through Oct. 5). More information will be available on the Facebook page of Positive Voice (Northeast Wisconsin’s largest LGBTQ support and outreach organization).

Clarification: LGBTQ Certificate Program is offered by academic unit

Mentioned last week — a new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Students Certificate Program which will enhance students academic opportunities. The program is being offered by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, not the Pride Center, as announced. The addition of this certificate is expected to assist with student retention, recruitment, academic achievement and leadership growth. Learn more about earning the certificate.

UW-Green Bay sponsors Pride Night with the Milwaukee Bucks

Students, staff and faculty are invited to watch the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. This cultural event will show solidarity and support for the LGBTQ+ community and the Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets may be purchased at the University Ticketing and Information Center (UTIC) for $20. Coach bus transportation will be provided to and from the game for up to 50 people. Space is limited and can be requested at UTIC at the time of purchase. The bus leaves MAC Circle at 2 p.m. on game day. Diversity Task Force, Student Life, and Pride Center are sponsors. For more information, contact Dana Johnson, ext. 2346 (johnsond@uwgb.edu).

Safe Ally level 1 training

Did you know that the Pride Center has trained more than 650 people in SAFE Ally Level 1 in the past four-plus years? You can receive a SAFE Ally sticker to indicate to others that you have completed the training and want to be known as an ally for LGBTQ+ students and employees. Take the opportunity to enroll in the final session of SAFE Ally level 1 for fall 2016. Four more seats are open for the session from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 7, in Wood Hall near the Center for First Nations Studies. Watch for SAFE Ally wayfinding signs as you get off of the elevator on the fourth floor. To RSVP, please e-mail Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

WPR: UWGB, UWM, Top 30 LGBT-Friendly

UW-Green Bay is one of only two colleges in Wisconsin named LGBT-Friendly, the other is UW-Milwaukee. “We are very focused on inclusivity and the concept of inclusivity rather than tolerance,” Pride Center director Stacie Christian said. “Inclusivity means that you’re working on policy protocol within the classroom, in the workplace and our community connected on having people feel acknowledged for who they are and recognized and actually part of everyone else’s network.” WPR has the story.

Social planned this weekend for the Pride Center Employee Resource Group

The Pride Center ERG (Employee Resource Group) is an Inclusive Excellence employee resource group focused on providing social support for UWGB employees who identify as LGBTQ+. The next social group event will meet at noon, Sunday, August 7 at White Dog Black Cat Café, 201 S. Broadway, Green Bay. Contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu or Joanie Dovekas at dovekasj@uwgb.edu for more information. Those interested in starting and leading an employee resource group to provide social support to parents, veterans, or other diverse groups please go to this website to learn more.