Our two and a half hour virtual Navigating Allyship workshop is intended for faculty and staff who seek to better their understanding of LGBTQIA+ issues in order to serve as better allies on and off campus.

Navigating Allyship covers the following:
LGBTQIA+ Language and Terms
LGBTQIA+ Intersectionality
LGBTQIA+ Identities
LGBTQIA+ Homelessness
LGBTQIA+ Mental Health
LGBTQIA+ Healthcare barriers

*We may reschedule any upcoming workshops if the minimum attendance criteria is not met. If you registered you will be notified and will automatically be signed up for the following workshop date.

Register for February's Workshop!

What prior attendees are saying

  • Culturally Responsive

    “I learned more about being culturally responsive as it relates to LGBTQIA+ communities including identifying some of my inadvertent biases, as well as some strategies discussed to deal with those in the work place who are wrong in their treatment of other colleagues who are a part of an LGBTQIA community. Why and how to include my pronouns – e.g. business cards, email signature, and Zoom name.”

  • Classroom Awareness

    “I realized that I was not talking enough about LGBTQ2+ experiences in my courses. I reached out to my colleagues to get more information. I realized I have assumptions that I will try to always question.”

  • Presenting Knowledge

    “The presenters did an excellent job moving what usually is an in person training to online. I have done so many trainings in my 20 years at UIC and I can honestly say that this one was the best training I have ever attended.”

Upcoming Workshop Dates

Interested in Joining?

We at the Gender and Sexuality Center offer this optional workshop for those who would like to learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and how to navigate allyship in the work place and beyond. If you are interested in reserving spots for you and your coworkers or department ahead of time, have questions or concerns, please contact the Navigating Allyship coordinator, Michelle Rawls, at mrawls2@uic.edu for more information.

Contact Michelle