Advocacy

Advocacy

Safe Zone 2.0

Safe Zone 2.0 is designed to actively engage existing Safe Zone allies in conversations that will deepen their knowledge about LGBTQ issues on campus and around the country. These brown bag style talks will be conversations lead by experts that will help facilitate continuing education for allies campus.


Queer Year 1 (QY1)

Designed for undergraduate students, this cohort program helps connect LGBTQ and allied students to the Queer community on campus and the larger community of Charlotte. The program will engage students through the arts, community activism, community outreach, and connecting to campus life.


Women of Color Conversations

Women of Color Conversations are an opportunity to create and strengthen connections for women students of color at UNC Charlotte.  The Conversations will present an ethnically and professionally diverse group of thought leaders, experts and innovators.  The dialogues are around topics that are particularly relevant to women.


NC Activist Series

The NC Activist Series will be an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to hear from and interact with statewide and local activists who are working on various projects related to social justice.  The goal of this program is to create a dialogue about complex issues and how they are being explored here in North Carolina.


Conference on Carolina Queer Youth

The Carolina Conference on Queer Youth is held in October each year in partnership with TIme Out Youth.  The one-day conference is a unique opportunity for area representatives to network, dialogue, and organize around issues important to the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in K-12 education. The conference is free for students (K-12 & college) and also offers CEU credit for professionals.

The one-day conference is a unique opportunity for area representatives to network, dialogue, and organize around issues important to the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in K-12 education. The conference is presented through a partnership of Time Out Youth - See more at: http://www.timeoutyouth.org/youth/conference#sthash.IkKT4J9I.dpuf
The one-day conference is a unique opportunity for area representatives to network, dialogue, and organize around issues important to the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in K-12 education. The conference is presented through a partnership of Time Out Youth - See more at: http://www.timeoutyouth.org/youth/conference#sthash.IkKT4J9I.dpuf

Advising/support of individuals and student organizations

The MRC provides personal, social and cultural support to students at UNC Charlotte.  The staff also advocates for as well as supports student organizations. All of the staff have an open door policy and will make references to campus resources as necessary.