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Roundtable Discussion on LGBTQ Ally Development for Academic Advisors
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join other JMU academic advisors for a NACADA AdvisorConnect web event and roundtable discussion on the topic of LGBTQA Ally Development and Advocacy Empowerment for Academic Advisors.
Location: Showker Hall, Room 242
While we have seen significant sociopolitical gains for the North American Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual / Transgender / Queer / Asexual (LGBTQA) community in recent years, work toward fair treatment and healthy development of all individuals is ongoing. Involvement of non-LGBTQA-identified individuals is crucial to the advancement of this work. Many higher education professionals wish to support LGBTQA students, but feel they lack the resources to do so.
In this Web Event, sponsored by the NACADA Commission for LGBTQA Advising and Advocacy, our panelists will discuss ally development, advocacy, and engagement, and their application to academic advising. They will consider what the advising literature has explored regarding the needs of LGBTQA-identified students, ally development models, potential roles and responsibilities for allies, and more.
Roundtable Discussion 3pm-4pm
Webinar attendees are invited to engage in the roundtable discussion facilitated by Liz Howley, Assistant Director, University Health Center, Student Wellness & Outreach. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the webinar content as well as learn about resources available to support LGBT students here at JMU.