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.
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 2022.
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.
The classes take place on Thursday mornings from 9:00am until 10:30am in the John Lewis Student Center. The November 17 workshop will take place in the Exhibition Hall.
- Thursday, September 22
- Thursday, October 6
QPOC and Racial Justice
- Thursday, October 20
- Thursday, November 3
- Thursday, November 17
- Monday, November 21
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All trainings take place in the John Lewis Student Center. There is visitor parking (including accessible parking) and a Trolley/Stinger stop right outside the venue. There is an accessible entrance to the first floor by the Campanile/Tech Rec and an accessible entrance on the second floor next to Parking Area 2/Under the Couch. All trainings take place in the Peachtree room on the third floor, and there are elevators going to this level. The training rooms are wheelchair-accessible but please indicate on your registration if you use a wheelchair or other mobility aid so that we can arrange the room accordingly. For most of the training, participants will be seated at tables in chairs that have no arms. The closest gender-inclusive restroom is next door in Smithgall Student Services.
The training is delivered using Powerpoint slides with minimal text. Some handouts are printed in 14pt font and others in 12pt. Please notify us if you require large print handouts or a copy of the slide deck in advance.
Some activities require participants to write responses on post-its and stick them up around the room. Other activities include watching short videos, engaging in small group and large group discussions, and reading handouts. We can modify all of these activities including providing transcripts for videos but please notify us during enrollment of any access needs that you have so that we can prepare in advance.
Who is this course for?
Enrollment is open to Georgia Tech faculty, staff, and affiliates who have completed Safe Space training.
What will I receive if I complete the course?
Upon completion of Level 1, participants will receive a certificate and be recognized at Lavender Celebration in April 2023. Participants who complete Level 1 in the fall and Level 2 in the spring will receive a plaque acknowledging their achievement at Lavender Celebration.
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. There is no outside work or reading required for Level 1.
Who will teach the classes?
Tegra Myanna, Camilla Frost-Brewer, and William Britto from the LGBTQIA Resource Center will facilitate the classes.
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
- Advanced Allyship Concepts