Building Allyship: Coming Out for Allyship with the LGBTQ+ Community
February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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We invite you to join us for the February session of the 2020-21 Building Allyship Series. This session will provide us with an opportunity to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ community members as they navigate academic spaces that often do not validate their identities. Through this session featuring student and faculty panelists, we explore what it means to be an ally to members of our LGBTQ+ community, how to validate their experiences and critical contributions to the academy, and what allies can to do help create more inclusive learning, research, and social environments.
Moderator: Samantha Bosco, Ph.D. Candidate, Horticulture
- Marguerite Pacheco, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
- Leland Graber, Ph.D. Student, Entomology
- Ana Witkowski, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
- Luna Castelli, BA ’19, Program Assistant for the Noise Project at the Lab of Ornithology
- Masha Raskolnikov, Associate Professor of Literatures in English
Ally Resources: Available on QGrads Website
About the Building Allyship Series:
Initiated by the GPSA Diversity and International Students Committee, the Building Allyship Series is a collaboration of the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement (OISE). This series provides an opportunity for members of the Cornell community to engage in productive dialogue focused on fostering a greater understanding of the many aspects of allyship and how we can better support one another through active, informed, and authentic allyship. Each event seeks to create a safe space for critical dialogue where we can bridge gaps in knowledge, learn from each other, and create understanding without fear of judgment.
We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should detail their needs in this registration form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that requests be made at least one week in advance to help ensure they can be met.