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Ally Trainings

Race & Ethnicity (3hrs)

This workshop provides a broad context for understanding how students of color cope with racial microaggressions and creates the environment to have an open conversation about campus climate, interpersonal interactions, and ways to be an ally. Audience members will have an opportunity to discuss what strategies can be framed as a positive. This workshop can be customized for faculty, staff or students.


Foundations of Gender and Sexuality (2-3 hrs)

This workshop aims to increase the awareness of student, faculty, staff, and community members on topics and issues pertaining to sexual and gender minorities at Cal Poly and in San Luis Obispo County.  Through this training, people can become better equipped to support individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions within our current socio-historic-political contexts.  Participants have the opportunity to examine their own socialization and beliefs, raise awareness of others in our community,  begin the process of critiquing paradigms and systems that are harmful to LGBTQ+ people, and pledge a commitment to enhancing allyship practices for access, equity, and inclusion of sexual orientation, gender identitity, and gender expression through an intersectional lens. 

Transgender 101 (2 hrs)

This workshop is for those seeking foundational knowledge on understanding the needs and issues of transgender and gender non-conforming communities.  This course is adapted for context and contains information regarding the CA Gender Recognition Act.  This course will only be offered periodically beginning fall of 2019 and by request by groups 10+.  

Accessibility (2.5hrs)

This workshop explores the complexity of unconscious bias and its relations to microaggressions. Audience members will deconstruct interactions depicted in videos.

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