UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Ally Training I provides a safe space to gain knowledge and skills about gender and sexual diversity, and to ask questions and engage in conversations we do not often have the chance to explore.
Participants learn about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally (GLBTA) communities; think critically about gender and sexuality; discuss language and privilege; reframe myths and stereotypes; and explore how we can be allies to each other across identities and experiences. Attendees leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete steps they can take to help make our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.
Ally Training II is designed for people who have preferably attended Ally Training I and/or have been actively involved in GLBTA communities. In this training, we explore the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, ethnicity, class, ability, age, faith and culture through a critical discussion of power and privilege.
Participants will have a space to consider how allies can help create inclusive and accessible environments in the many positions, roles and communities where we live and work, and share specific strategies for overcoming the barriers we face when advocating for GLBT issues and interrupting oppression.
Through a mix of facilitated activities, skill sharing, and small group work, attendees will increase their education and learn new advocacy tools, helping them become more effective change agents in all areas of their life.