Schedule and events
All events will take place in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU)
BTSU 206, Theatre
Opening Remarks by Barbara Waddell, Chief Equity and Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
9:30-10:30 Session 1
"How to Start a Gay-Straight Alliance at Your School"
Bowling Green High School GSA
A unique and informative 30 minute presentation illustrating the basic foundations for setting up an active Gay-Straight Alliance within a high school setting. After a brief Q&A, there will be an interactive and fun workshop which includes icing and decorating your own "gender-bread" cookies!
"Dealing with Stress: Temptation of Drugs and Alcohol"
Students from the Perrysburg Alternatives to Substance Abuse (PASA)
Come join the Perrysburg Alternatives to Substance Abuse group as we explore the stress factors that tempt teens and young adults to utilize drugs and alcohol. Through the workshop we will explore the myths that surround drugs and alcohol while providing dialogue on the stressors and risk factors that influence teens and young adults most.
"Women's Self Image"
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Come hear Girl Scout members from the area talk about the intersection of our self-image and self-esteem as women and how they are intricately intertwined. This interactive presentation will begin to raise questions as to how media portrayals influence women's self-image, and how we can be further aware of the correlation this may have on women's self-esteem to combat the negative influences!
"Upstanding: Combating Bullying Based on Race & Sexual Orientation"
Danielle & Antonia, YWCA Toledo TOP Program students
This is a hands-on, crafty workshop! Participants will help create "mind maps" using post-its and colored pens. Our goal is two-fold: to foster an honest conversation about bullying based on race and sexual orientation and to create strategies together to fight back.
10:45-11:45 Session 2
"A Call to Action: Prevention" (program is for male-identified people only)
Daniel Galek, SAAFE Center, Bowing Green
The SAAFE Center is looking for new recruits to enlist into our prevention mission. You will learn what it truly means to "be a man" by examining how masculinity effects everyone and how to combat against a culture of sexual assault by being part of the change.
"Fearless Factor: Don't be afraid to stand up for what's right" (program is for female-identified people only)
Ashley Ferinacci, SAAFE Center, Bowling Green
Bystander Intervention is of growing interest among many different facets of our society; as illustrated on the TV show, “What Would You Do?” when people are confronted with uncomfortable or unethical or criminal acts they see unfolding. This workshop, “Fearless Factor: Don’t Be Afraid to Stand Up for What’s Right!” will help you understand the necessity of, and how to feel confident in, intervening when there is a potential sexual assault. Yes, it can be hard to get involved but it’s the right thing to do and this workshop will show you how to do so safely.
"Building White Solidarity in Anti-Racist Work"
Kyle Shupe and Luke Grabski, BGSU Students
This workshop discusses the subtle realities of racism and racist attitudes that are prevalent today, while building white solidarity through recognizing white privilege and being an active social change agent. Walk away with concrete examples of how to be an effective advocate and use privilege to help others.
All attendees will be provided lunch.
12:45-1:45 Session 3
"Traffic Jam," BTSU 206 (Theatre)
Performance and Q&A by the BG High School Drama Club
Original play about human trafficking.
iSTAND (NOTE: This session will run until 2:00)
BGSU Center for Leadership
In our society we are surrounded with language and behavior that has developed through a history of stereotypes and prejudices. The iSTAND Advocacy Training program was created by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Leadership to help teach participants practical skills for addressing micro- aggressions in our society and to stand up and advocate for others.
Students from Horizon Science Academy Toledo Downtown
This workshop is about discrimination in the education system and how students can empower themselves to be able to access programs and resources that they want to participate in and feel capable of being successful.
"Using Short Films for Social Justice Education"
Members of the YWCA Toledo, TOP Program
This workshop will be based on videos around racial stereotypes to promote discussions around social justice issues. In the videos, humor is used to gain student interest and generate discussion with teens. This workshop aims to bring light to the harms of racial stereotypes and their origins.
"Unlocking The Activist In You: Student Activism"
Kevin Lewis, Gregory Harrison, Breanna Jones, Juan Pimiento, & Bryce Dotson, BGSU Students & Members of the student organization Call to Action
Many people may think that they are too young or too inexperienced to be an activist. However, that could not be further from the truth! In this program, we will discuss ways that you could turn your passion into activism and bettering the community we belong to. Activism does not have an age requirement.
Ileana Jiménez: "Opening Closets, Opening Schools: Supporting LGBT Youth Globally."
BTSU 206 (Theatre)