Level Up: An Advanced Allyship Course


Please check back in November for details about enrolling in the Spring 2019 class


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. Enrollment is now open for Level 1. We will offer Level 2 in spring 2019.


Course Schedule

  • Historical Foundations: Thursday, 27 September
  • Trans 201: Thursday, 11 October
  • Queer People of Color and Racial Justice in Queer Communities: Thursday, 25 October
  • Intersectionality: Thursday, 15 November
  • Allyship II: Thursday, 29 November



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 fall 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 2019. 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. 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.


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


How do I enroll?

Our fall 2018 cohort is now full. We will post details about enrollment for spring 2019 in November.


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