D.E.A.C. Allies is the central platform for education and skill building offered by the LGBTQ+ Center. The D.E.A.C. Allies approach centers LGBTQ+ voices across intersections of identity and focuses on the facilitation of narrative sharing, the generation and acquisition of knowledge, and the development of practical skills for participants.

While content in sequentially later workshops may build on previous workshops, participants are not required to take all of the workshops or to take them in order. We welcome participants to jump into the spaces where they see the most opportunity for learning and growth based on their current knowledge, skills, and experiences. 

All of these offerings will be conducted synchronously via Zoom. The primary audience for the D.E.A.C. Allies program as it is currently offered is staff and faculty, but we welcome undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in registering for D.E.A.C. Allies but do not have access to Workday Learning, please email lgbtq@wfu.edu with the date(s) you would like to attend.

D.E.A.C. Allies: LGBTQ+ 101

LGBTQ 101 is the first workshop in the core trio and offers a general introduction into the LGBTQ+ community, including expanding and questioning assumptions, discussing terminology, and analyzing the experiences of LGBTQ+ people within our communities. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

Thursday, March 28, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Monday, May 13, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

D.E.A.C. Allies: The Gender Binary and Beyond

The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the core trio and centers on gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and analyzing the myriad ways individuals may experience gender. Participants will develop skills for ensuring spaces and practices are inclusive for people of all genders. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

D.E.A.C. Allies: Skill Development + Practice

Skill Development and Practice is the third workshop in the core trio and is primarily focused on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies participants to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:00 am

Thursday, April 25, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday, May 17, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm