Employee resource group social event for LGBTQ+ employees and guests, Jan. 18

Pride (LGBTQ+) employees and their guests from all four campuses are invited to attend a social event at Stacie Christian’s home on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring a snack to share and your favorite board game! If you need the address or have any questions, contact Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

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.

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.

Meinhardt’s Dec. 16 talk co-sponsored by Pride Center

Faculty member Daniel J. Meinhardt will speak at 7 p.m. next Wednesday (Dec. 16) in the Christie Theatre of the University Union. His topic will be “The Spectrum of Sex: A Personal Journey from Curious Scientist to Activist Artist.” Meinhardt is a board member of the Fox Valley group Positive Voice (http://www.pvinc.org/), which supports the LGBTQ community through education and outreach. An associate professor of Human Biology who also teaches in the Women and Gender Studies program, Meinhardt will focus on the biology of sex variation, but also include some background about how he got interested in the subject and how it has changed him personally. He will also discuss some of his current art projects (including a collaboration with Alison Gates of the UWGB Art faculty). The program, free and open to the public, is co-hosted by Positive Voice along with the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.