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Education & Awareness for the URI Community for LGBTIQQ Issues January 20, 2011 1:00 p.m. Memorial Union 354; A meeting to discuss the goals of the Education and Awareness sub-committee of the LGBTIQQ committee. Present at the meeting were Riley Davis, Anne Marie Vaccaro, Karen de Bruin, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Winters, Erin West; Topics Discussed Safe Zone/ URI Welcome Project  Currently the GLBT center is giving out stickers with brochure if interested faculty/staff come to the center  February 9, 2011 GLBT center will be holding a Welcome Wednesday event at noon  Discussion about the importance of making sure faculty/staff who have stickers are safe people  Action: To collaborate with GLBT center and the Safety and Security subcommittee to assist with the evolution of URI’s Welcome Project; Educational Modules  Committee members thought modules were a good start and would like to see them tailored for URI  Culture at URI will influence the curriculum we will extract from the University of Denver materials  Discussed training that GLBT is preparing for the resident assistant about bullying  Action: Committee will assess University of Denver’s materials to determine what we want to see in our curriculum  Needs: Committee members would like to get the University of Denver’s modules in hard copy for the evaluation process; Faculty/Staff outreach  Host social mixer for faculty and staff to determine who might be interested in future participation of LGBTIQQ events and to conduct a focus group to determine educational need  Action: The committee will need to decide logistics for the social event as well as determine possible costs and funding; Additional topics  Supporting the 17th Annual URI Symposium on Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer and Questioning Issues April 5-10th  Possible creation of an annual lecture series  Hosting fun events to promote awareness and education at URI  Creating a wish list of what we believe URI’s LGBTIQQ educational needs/wants are to present to the LGBTIQQ committee

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This document contains the minutes of Education & Awareness for the URI Community for LGBTIQQ Issues meeting on January 20, 2011.



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