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SQUAD

Swarthmore QUeer Advocate Development

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Throughout the past year, the Intercultural Center team has been focused on developing LGBTQ+ training and educational opportunities for faculty, staff, and students. In Spring of 2018, these trainings began with Pronoun 101, which was offered at a variety of levels including open community discussions, peer-led student trainings, and faculty and staff department trainings.  

We are excited to announce that we will have a collection of trainings centered around the Foundations and Intersections of LGBTQ+ students on campus.   

Swarthmore QUeer Advocate Development (SQUAD) delivers skills-based, educational opportunities for the Swarthmore community, while centering the philosophy that advocacy is a continuous process that looks different for everyone. Participants have the ability to personalize their learning to meet their own goals as an advocate and track their engagement through the Intercultural Center.

Courses being offered will be broken up into two sections: Foundations and Intersections.  To sign up for Intersections courses, one must first complete Foundations or test out by filling out this quiz: https://goo.gl/forms/fJugeLfAK60bEN0F2

Foundations 

  • LGBTQ+ 101
  • Pronouns 101
  • Trans 101

Intersections

  • Bi, Pan, Fluid, and Asexuality
  • Queer and Trans Students of Color
  • DACA and undocumented LGBTQ+ Students
  • LGBTQ+ Students of Faith
  • LGBTQ+ International Students
  • Interpersonal Violence in LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • LGBTQ+ Affirming Health Practices

For dates of trainings, and to sign up, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/3AFX44WeSva7sOmN2

Trainings will be offered to faculty and staff once a month, but can be given to departments or other groups upon request by emailing Nyk Robertson at nrobert1@swarthmore.edu.