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Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity Spring Training Line up Announced

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity Spring Training

Duke P.R.I.D.E. Training is the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s (CSGD) signature educational program aimed at increasing awareness of issues impacting those with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (SOGIE). All members of the Duke community, including students, staff, and faculty, may attend. 

As a whole, Duke P.R.I.D.E. training addresses intersectionality and acknowledges multiple identities including race/ethnicity, nationality, and religion throughout the training. The training is designed to equip individuals with helpful tools to assist them with responding to and dismantling cissexism and heterosexism at Duke and beyond. The newly revamped training will consist of 4 one-hour-thirty-minute foundational training sessions:  


Foundational Training 1 - Friday, February 19 from 12:00-1:30 

On Language and Identities: This session focuses on language, terminology, and the complexity of identity in relation to other marginalized identities alongside marginalized sexual orientation, romantic orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Foundational Training 2 - Friday, March 5 from 12:00-1:30

On Privilege and Oppression: This session further explores systems of privilege and oppression and how they support and uphold allosexism, cissexism, and heterosexism alongside other systems that benefit some at the expense of others.

Foundational Training 3, Friday, March 19 from 12:00-1:30

On Allyship and Action: This session provides concrete actions one can take to provide tangible support, engage in advocacy, and move towards greater social equity for individuals with marginalized sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identity, and gender expressions.

Foundational Training 4, Friday, April 2 from 12:00-1:30

On OurStory: Past, Present, and Future: This session retells the whitewashed history of modern LGBTQIA+ movements in ways that unearth and center the voices of the trans women and people of color who birthed them and concludes with a dreaming of a more equitable future.

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In this program, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will

a) provide an overview of gender pronouns 

b) discuss their importance in creating inclusive spaces for transgender and non-binary students 

c) provide an overview of trans-inclusive pedagogical practices for implementing pronouns in and out of the classroom

Spring Sessions: 

  • Thursday, February 4 from 12:00-1:00 - Open to All
  • Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00-10:00 - Open to Faculty
  • Thursday, February 11 from 4:00-5:00 - Open to Faculty

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ASEXUALITY 101 TRAINING & TRANS 101 Spring Sessions: 

Asexuality 101 Training: 
Asexuality 101 is an introductory workshop that allows students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to learn about identities on the asexual spectrum including but not limited to asexual, aromantic, demisexual identities. By attending this training participants will understand what asexuality means and how to create spaces of welcome and inclusion for asexual and aromantic communities.

Spring Session: 

Friday, February 12, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 - Open to All

Please register by emailing to RSVP.

Trans 101 Training
Our Trans 101 training serves as an introductory workshop to allow students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to learn about identities related to sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression; learn about the vast experiences of members of the trans community; and begin exploring systems of privilege and oppression resulting in transphobia and cissexism.

Spring Session: 

Friday, March 26, 12-1:30 - Open to All

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