Level Up: An Advanced Allyship Course

ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING 2018 IS NOW CLOSED. 

Please check back in August for details about fall registration.

 

VIEW THE SYLLABUS FOR LEVEL 2

 

This interactive course is designed to build on the knowledge and skills developed in Safe Space by digging deeper into topics and concepts related to LGBTQIA histories, identities, and communities. In spring 2018, we will be offering Level 2. Enrollment is now open. You do not have to have completed Level 1 to enroll in Level 2. We will offer Level 1 again in fall 2018.

 

The classes take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am. Class descriptions are listed on the syllabus. The course schedule for Level 2 in spring 2018 is:

  • Intersex 101: Thursday, 1 February, Student Center 320
  • Legislative Advocacy Workshop: Thursday, 15 February, Student Center 320
  • Non-Monosexual Identities: Thursday, 1 March, Student Center 320
  • Queer Atlanta Bus Tour: Thursday, 15 March, 9am-12pm, depart from behind Smithgall Student Services on Ferst Dr.
  • Allyship II: Difficult Dialogues: Thursday, 29 March, Student Success Center, President's Suites C&D

Enrollment for Level 2 is now open. Please read the FAQ and syllabus carefully and email us if you have any questions.

 

 

VIEW THE LEVEL 2 SYLLABUS FOR SPRING 2018

 

FAQ
 

Who is this course for?
Enrollment is open to Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and affiliates who have completed Safe Space training. If you have not yet taken Safe Space and want to enroll in Level Up, you may enroll on the condition that you also register for a Safe Space training in spring 2018. Visit the Safe Space page for dates and registration details. Safe Space training is a prerequisite as all participants should come with a foundation of basic language and concepts upon which we can build as a class.

This cohort is not open to students but we may consider offering a student course in future if there is sufficient interest. 

 

What will I receive if I complete the course?
Upon completion of Level 1, participants will receive a certificate and be recognized at Lavender Graduation in April 2018. Upon completion of Level 2, participants will receive a plaque acknowledging their achievement at Lavender Graduation.

 

What is the time commitment?
In order to make this a meaningful experience for all participants, the course will meet five times throughout the semester. Each class will last ninety minutes except for the field trip which will last from 9am-12pm. Participants will be given a packet of short readings at the start of the semester, and should come prepared to discuss those in time for each class. It is recommended that participants attend one LGBTQIA campus or community event of their choice during the semester that we can discuss in class. There is no required outside work beyond completing the short readings.

The classes take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am. Rooms are listed on the syllabus. The dates of the classes for Level 2 are:
 

  • Intersex 101: Thursday, 1 February, Student Center 320
  • Legislative Advocacy Workshop: Thursday, 15 February, Student Center 320
  • Non-Monosexual Identities: Thursday, 1 March, Student Center 320
  • Queer Atlanta Bus Tour: Thursday, 15 March, 9am-12pm, depart from behind Smithgall Student Services on Ferst Dr.
  • Allyship II: Difficult Dialogues: Thursday, 29 March, Student Success Center, President's Suites C&D

 

Who will teach the classes?
Dr. Aby Parsons and Adreanna Nattiel from the LGBTQIA Resource Center will facilitate the classes.

 

How do I enroll?

Registration is now closed. 

 

What is covered in Level 1?

The classes for Level 1 are:

  • Historical Foundations
  • Trans 201 (completion of Trans 101 is recommended but not required)
  • Queer People of Color and Racial Justice in Queer Communities
  • Intersectionality
  • Advanced Allyship Concepts