Sexual and Gender Diversity Education

Understanding strengthens our voice.

Our educational initiatives are designed to deepen understanding, broaden horizons, and build our community.

Trans 101

P.R.I.D.E. Trans 101 Training

Trans 101 serves as an introductory workshop to allow students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to a) learn about identities related to sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, b) learn about the vast experiences of members of the trans community, and c) begin exploring systems of privilege and oppression resulting in transphobia and cissexism.

Wednesday, November 16, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan Center. Click here to register

If you are unable to access the form, please contact us for more information about attending an upcoming training.

The CSGD P.R.I.D.E. trainings are eligible for RCR Credit for Graduate and Professional Students. Please notify us when you register, if you are seeking RCR credit.


Duke P.R.I.D.E. Training

Pursuing Respect, Inclusion/Intersectionality, Diversity, and Equity

Duke P.R.I.D.E. Training is the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s (CSGD) signature educational program aimed at increasing awareness of issues impacting those with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions (SOGIE). All members of the Duke community, including students, staff, and faculty, may attend.

 As a whole, Duke P.R.I.D.E. training addresses intersectionality and acknowledges multiple identities including race/ethnicity, nationality and religion throughout the training. The training is designed to equip individuals with helpful tools to assist them with responding to and dismantling cissexism and heterosexism at Duke and beyond.

The newly revamped training will consists of 4 one-hour-thirty minute foundational training sessions:  

  1. Foundational Training 1: On Language and Identities
    Focuses on language, terminology, and the complexity of identity in relation to other marginalized identities alongside marginalized sexual orientation, romantic orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
    Tuesday, September 13, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan Center. Click here to register.
     
  2. Foundational Training 2: On Privilege and Oppression
    Further explores systems of privilege and oppression and how they support and uphold allosexism, cissexism, and heterosexism alongside other systems that benefit some at the expense of others.

    Wednesday, September 28, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan Center.  Click here to register

  3. Foundational Training 3: On Allyship and Action
    Provides concrete actions one can take to provide tangible support, engage in advocacy, and move towards greater social equity for individuals with marginalized sexual orientations, romantic orientations, gender identity, and gender expressions.
    Tuesday, October 25, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan CenterClick here to register

  4. Foundational Training 4: On OurStory: Past, Present and Future
    Retells the whitewashed history of modern LGBTQIA+ movements in ways that unearth and center the voices of the trans women and people of color who birthed them and concludes with a dreaming of a more equitable future.
    Tuesday, November 8, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan CenterClick here to register

If you are unable to access the form by clicking the link above, you can email us for more information about attending an upcoming training.

It is suggested, but not required, that individuals attend all four foundational sessions in order. You must attend all four to receive your P.R.I.D.E. certification placard to be displayed in your office. 

In addition to the foundational training sessions we will provide on-going continuing education opportunities to go more in-depth about specialized topics related to the lives and experiences of LGBTQIA+ people. These sessions will be collaborative in nature and cover a wide variety of topics.


Asexuality 101

P.R.I.D.E. ACE 101 Training

Asexuality 101 is an introductory workshop that allows students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to learn about identities on the asexual spectrum including but not limited to asexual, aromantic,  and demisexual identities. By attending this training, participants will understand what asexuality means and how to create spaces of welcome and inclusion for asexual and aromantic communities. 

Thursday, October 27, 12:00-1:30 pm - CSGD, 100 Bryan Center. Click here to register

If you are unable to access the form by clicking the link above, you can email us for more information about attending an upcoming training. 

All CSGD P.R.I.D.E. trainings are eligible for RCR Credit for Graduate and Professional Students. Please notify us when you register, if you are seeking RCR credit.


Pronouns

Pronouns Workshop

In this session, the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will a) provide an overview of gender pronouns, b) discuss their importance in creating inclusive spaces for transgender and non-binary students, and c) provide an overview of trans-inclusive pedagogical practices for implementing pronouns in and out of the classroom.

If you are unable to access the form by clicking the preferred date above, you can email us for more information about attending an upcoming training.

Are you interested in scheduling a Pronouns Workshop for your organization or department? Please connect with us and let us know.