No Experience is Required!
“Peers for Pride (PfP)” is a peer facilitation program of the Gender & Sexuality Center.
Participants take two (2) classes for academic credit in partnership with the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies. Students will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership for completing the class.
During the program, students build applied theatre, critical analysis, and facilitation skills as they build the workshop “What Do Thriving Queer Communities Look Like?” Students create message scenes and activating scenes in the workshop to share skills and build space for conversation and accountability across LGBTQIA+ communities and with supporters of LGBTQIA+ communities. The commitments of the workshops are to share skills related to thriving that is nonbinary, decolonial, trans feminist, accountable, intersectional, and loving. Students co-facilitate these workshops in classes, dorms, with student organizations, and in open workshops to build capacity of LGBTQIA+ communities and connected communities to be accountable to each other. Through their facilitation and reflection after workshop facilitation, students continue to build a knowledge of performance-based social justice facilitation in higher education and of intersectional LGBTQIA+ realities.
Members of the “Peers for Pride” program are required to take one class in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. During the fall semester course, “Confronting LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Exploring the Issues and Learning the Skills to Communicate Them,” students learn basic facilitation skills while taking an in-depth look at some issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals. During the spring semester course, “Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQIA+ Oppression: Peers for Pride in Action,” peer facilitators have the opportunity to fine-tune their facilitation skills and lead workshops across campus.
Note: Participants are required to make a two (2) semester commitment to the program. Students will receive course flags in Cultural Diversity in the United States and Ethics and Leadership for completing the class. Interested students must complete an application and an interview.
To Apply: please fill out this online application and someone will contact you in 1-3 business day.
Deadline for Application: Applications before the end of the spring semester are encouraged, but there is no firm deadline for PfP applications.
For more information: Contact Quỳnh-Hương N. Nguyễn, Instructor of the Peers for Pride course.
Request a Workshop:
To request a Peers for Pride training for your student group, class, or department fill out this request form. We will follow up with you in 1-3 business days.
Attend an Open Workshop:
During the spring semester, we offer workshops open to ALL UT students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Email email@example.com for more information. You can see our semester schedule and RSVP to an open workshop here.