Spring 2017 Allies and Advocates Trainings

In the Zone Trainings | Spring 2017


Sponsored by LGBT Resource Center and the Queers & Allies Committee of the Counseling Center

  • Trans Ally Training | Friday, January 6, 1–4 pm
  • Basic LGBT Ally Training | Thursday, February 9, 9 am–12 pm
  • Trans Ally Training | Wednesday, March 1, 9 am–12 pm
  • Advanced LGBT Ally Training | Wednesday, March 22, 1–4 pm

Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2694506

Being an ally on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, and culture in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people feel they matter. In doing so, allies also work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism. Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2694506


A Collaborative Project of Student Affairs, Coordinated by Diversity & Social Justice Education

  • 1.0 Training | Wednesday, February 15, 9am–12pm
  • 1.0 Training | Thursday, March 23, 1–4 pm
  • 2.0 Training | Monday, April 3, 6:30–8:30pm
  • 2.0 Training | Wednesday, April 12, 9am–12pm

Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6314800

The Racial Justice Allies and Advocate training is designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with a core awareness of the structures of racism, its role in interpersonal relationships, and empower allies to elevate the voices of underrepresented populations at the University of Illinois. RJA Trainings are presented as a 1.0 (introductory) and 2.0 (advanced) levels. All participants are strongly encouraged to attend the 1.0 session prior to attending the 2.0 session. Register at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6314800


Friday, February 17, 9 am–12 pm
Women’s Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St., 2nd Floor, Champaign
Email undocumented@illinois.edu to join the wailist

Training hosted by La Casa and I-CAUSE (Illinois Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education)

Join us for an insightful training on how to best be a resource to undocumented students on campus. We will provide a comprehensive training regarding:

  • Immigration Legislation
  • Understanding DACA & Administrative Relief
  • Resources for DACA Students
  • Narratives of Undocumented Students

In the Zone is a collaboration of the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Disability Resources & Educational Services, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, College of Applied Health Sciences. Find out more at https://oiir.illinois.edu/inthezone.


Sponsored by Veteran Student Support Services, Office of the Dean of Students

Tuesday, February 14, 3–4 pm
Illini Union Room 404

Wednesday, April 12, 3–4 pm
Location TBA

Veteran students come to college with unique backgrounds and experiences. Being well educated about these individuals would create a smoother transition into the learning environment of higher education.

By Request

ICARE—Bystander Intervention Training

Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center
Request Form: http://goo.gl/forms/jPnegDeoGG

ICARE is a 90-minute bystander intervention workshop offered to established groups and organizations on campus. In this highly interactive workshop, students dialogue with peers in their organization about consent and sexually disrespectful behavior, understand what helps people intervene in sexually disrespectful situations, set a group norm in which sexually disrespectful behavior is recognized as a problem and active bystander behavior is promoted, and learn a variety of intervention skills. The workshop is also highly customizable and is built specifically for group members to examine their values and how they can work together to end sexual violence.

If your group or organization would like to request an ICARE workshop, fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/forms/jPnegDeoGG. The ICARE coordinator will be in contact to set up a workshop. Questions? Contact Molly McLay, Assistant Director, Women's Resources Center: mclay1@illinois.edu.