Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Pronouns Matter! How to Create a Culture of Support Regarding Pronoun Education on Your Campus
Building Inclusive Communities for LGBTQ Students in Our Residential Areas
Allyship within Our Community: How to Support Other Letters in the Acronym That Are Not Your Own
Amanda Del Gaudio
Bio: Amanda Del Gaudio graduated with a B.A. in both Women and Gender Studies & Family and Child Studies with a minor in LGBTQ Studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey in 2015. She will complete her M.A. in Counseling with a Concentration in Higher Education at Montclair State University this upcoming May 2018. She is currently a Graduate Residence Director and Graduate Intern for Equity and Diversity Programs at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She currently supervises two students staffs within Equity and Diversity Programs: a group of Queer Peer Services Coordinators and a group of Diversity Peer Educators, who are dedicated to educational programming, workshops and conferences. Amanda believes in the importance of developing a lens to build inclusive communities on college campuses, while keeping intersectional identities in mind.
Pronouns Matter! How to Create a Culture of Support Regarding Pronoun Education on Your Campus– Do you find it challenging to use non-traditional pronouns in conversation? Do you have trouble explaining what pronouns are and their importance to others? Would you like the rest of your campus community to integrate pronouns into daily conversation/use? If so, this workshop is the one for you! This interactive presentation and discussion will go over interventions to use within your campus community that create a culture of support regarding pronoun education and practice. We will further explore how to navigate discussions about pronouns with students,faculty and staff. We will also play a game to practice pronoun use in sentences and scenarios.
Building Inclusive Communities for LGBTQ Students in Our Residential Areas – Living on campus should not just be a bed to sleep on when you get out of class. Living on campus should be a home, a supportive environment and a sense of belonging to a community. For LGBTQ students, it can be particularly challenging to connect to their halls if necessary steps have not been taken to make sure this environment is inclusive. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss different ways that professional staff, student staff, and residential students can make their Residence Hall a safe community for LGBTQ students to call home.
Allyship within Our Community: How to Support Other Letters in the Acronym That Are Not Your Own– The word “ally” is a verb. That is often something we teach our heterosexual-identified supporters, but rarely something we conceptualize within our own community. Have you been putting in the work that it takes to support your fellow LGBTQ family members? It is easy to advocate for our own identities, but how do we advocate on behalf of the identities of others? When we advocate, are we keeping various intersections of identity in mind? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss how to be the best ally you can be to all identities to combat erasure and privilege within the LGBTQ community as a whole.