3 months ago

We are currently taking nominations for officer positions for the 2014-2015 year.  Self-nominations are allowed. Feel free to nominate someone else but they need to accept the nomination before we can consider them for voting. 

We need to have officers elected ASAP so if you want to run for a position please let us know. 

Positions available  are:
  • Vice President — The Vice President assists the President as needed and is in charge of organizing and running our big events (eg, Pride, Common Hours, conferences, etc).  The Vice President also helps plan general body meetings with the rest of the exec team and may be asked to lead meetings as needed. 
  • Secretary — The secretary deals with e-mail and communication for Allies.  They take minutes at the exec meetings and distribute those meetings.  They are also in charge of e-mail announcements for all events.  The secretary also helps plan general body meetings with the exec team and may be asked to help out in other ways as needed.
  • MAC Representative/Treasurer: This person attends monthly MAC meetings and reports back to the group to keep them updated on changes to MAC policy or upcoming events. This role has been typically connected with the Treasurer position because our budgets are managed by MAC board and it makes things easier on everyone. This person will get training in the how-tos of being Treasurer so don’t be afraid! Most importantly is to keep an eye on the budget and frequently update the other officers on deadlines and other need to know info. 

If you have questions please email us at allies@bsc.edu

Allies Elections

We are currently taking nominations for our special elections.  Self-nominations are allowed.  If you can’t make the meeting but still want to nominate someone, please let us know via e-mail.  These positions are for the spring semester.

We need to have officers elected ASAP so if you want to run for a position please let us know. 

Positions available for special elections are:
  • Vice President — The Vice President assists the President as needed and is in charge of organizing and running our big events (eg, Pride, Common Hours, conferences, etc).  The Vice President also helps plan general body meetings with the rest of the exec team and may be asked to lead meetings as needed.
  • Secretary — The secretary deals with e-mail and communication for Allies.  They take minutes at the exec meetings and distribute those meetings.  They are also in charge of e-mail announcements for all events.  The secretary also helps plan general body meetings with the exec team and may be asked to help out in other ways as needed.
  • MAC Representative— Kim is our current MAC rep but has said that she is willing to act in another role if someone wants to take on MAC Rep duties. Email us about this if you’re interested. 
11 months ago   •   1 note

ATL Pride and the Magic City AIDS Walk

We had a great and very discussion-heavy meeting last night where we discussed what it means to be an ally, how to be an ally, and where straight allies come into the picture. (Essentially we can all be allies of each other, we should always respect each other’s spaces, and we need and appreciate our straight allies very much!)

Magic City Aids Walk is this Sunday September 22nd at 4pm. We will leave from the Norton turnaround at 3:30, and everyone should be back on campus by 6:30. If you need a ride please email allies and let us know and we will try and make sure everyone who wants to go can go.This is a FREE EVENT and is always super special.  

We’ve also begun taking sign ups for Atlanta Pride. Pride is Saturday and Sunday October 12-13. We will leave Saturday morning and return Sunday evening. Our advisor, Dr. Tim Smith, will be driving us there and back again. The trip is 35$ per person, and you’ll need to bring money for all meals except breakfast on Sunday. 

To join us on this AMAZING trip you’ll need to contact allies@bsc.edu and email us your student number. Understand that there are NO REFUNDS. Deadline to sign up is October 1st but we have a limited number of spots, so please contact us ASAP. 

Finally our first Allies Movie night is Wednesday September 25th at 7:30 in the screening room in the library. This event is co-sponsored by Allies and the BSC Subtitles Club. We will be watching “Shake it All About” (trailer). This is a lighthearted movie with LGBTQ themes. Please join us to watch and critique/discuss this film afterwards!

as always, follow us on facebook for more updates!

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bscalliess:

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday September 17th at 8pm in the Hanson Loft. 

At our meeting we’ll have some updates on Atlanta PrideMagic City AIDS Walk (Sunday, Sept. 22), and we will discuss "What is Allies/What are allies/How can we be allies?"

We hope you can make it to our meeting! If you can’t be there we will post any relevant information here and on facebook. 

12 months ago   •   1 note

Allies would like to welcome all new and returning students back to BSC! We’re all very excited about the coming year!

Here are some things we’ve got going on:

Our first General Body meeting will be Tuesday September 3 at 8pm in the Hanson Loft! At that meeting we will discuss AIDS AL coming to our campus to give free AIDS screening on Wednesday September 4 and a host panel during common hour on the 5th!

Our next body meeting will be on the 17th where we will discuss the Magic City AIDS Walk which we will attend that weekend on Sunday September 22nd. 

Our movie night will be held in joint conjunction with the Film Club and will be on Wednesday September 25th at 7pm. 

Please refer to our calendar for events further in the year and helpful links and resources for events.

1 year ago   •   6 notes

National Day of Silence 2013

Day of Silence is this Friday, April 19th.  Day of Silence is a national event to bring attention to bullying, name-calling, and harassment of LGBTQ+ people.  The idea is to stand in solidarity with those who do not feel safe enough to speak for themselves.  It’s a simple concept, you are silent for the day.  Of course, you can vary how you participate, when you are silent, etc.  The faculty will be sent information about the event.  We hope you will participate, to some extent, on Friday.  

Sign up on our facebook event page 

Learn more about National Day of Silence:
FAQs
The Truth About DoS

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Allies is hosting an EEIS common hour on Thursday, March 7th, in the Norton Theater. Dr. Tim Smith (Associate Professor of Art History) and Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte (Assistant Professor of Political Science) will be discussing how the recent advancements  LGBTQ+ rights has sparked a change in textual, visual, and oral discourses, such as the ones you see in the attached flyer. 
 These shifts in discourse has generated numerous examples of political and cultural strategies, from embracing tradition to redefining norms, utilized by those fighting for and against LGBTQ+ equality. We hope that you can attend to find out more about how our society has been shaped by the progress made for LGBTQ+ rights.

Allies is hosting an EEIS common hour on Thursday, March 7th, in the Norton Theater. Dr. Tim Smith (Associate Professor of Art History) and Dr. Mary-Kate Lizotte (Assistant Professor of Political Science) will be discussing how the recent advancements  LGBTQ+ rights has sparked a change in textual, visual, and oral discourses, such as the ones you see in the attached flyer. 


These shifts in discourse has generated numerous examples of political and cultural strategies, from embracing tradition to redefining norms, utilized by those fighting for and against LGBTQ+ equality. We hope that you can attend to find out more about how our society has been shaped by the progress made for LGBTQ+ rights.

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BSC Allies: BSC now has an ALLY TRAINING PROGRAM! 

Allies is very glad to announce that Birmingham-Southern’s own version of Safezones, called the “Ally Training Program” was fully embraced by the President’s Council on Monday, February 25, 2013, and the first set of training sessions will begin in the summer of 2013. This program has also been…

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All college students are at some risk to being victims of discrimination, harassment, and bullying, but students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning are especially vulnerable. It is vital that college campuses as a whole foster safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ students. 
Dr. Glenda Elliott, Ph.D., has greatly contributed to making Alabama schools safer for LGBTQ of students. She is an associate professor emerita of the UAB Counselor Education program and has over thirty-five years’ experience as a counselor educator, counselor, and educational consultant. The former coordinator of training for the UAB Safe Zone program and co-founder of the Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling of Alabama, Dr. Elliott currently serves as the chair of the coordinating committee of the Alabama Safe Schools Coalition. 
Awards she has received include the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; the ALCA Professional Service Award, the ALCA Wilbur A. Tincher Humanitarian and Caring Person Award; and the Equality Alabama Lifetime Achievement Award.
We greatly enjoyed having Dr. Glenda Elliott, speak on campus today. We look forward to working with her again in the future :)

All college students are at some risk to being victims of discrimination, harassment, and bullying, but students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning are especially vulnerable. It is vital that college campuses as a whole foster safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ students. 

Dr. Glenda Elliott, Ph.D., has greatly contributed to making Alabama schools safer for LGBTQ of students. She is an associate professor emerita of the UAB Counselor Education program and has over thirty-five years’ experience as a counselor educator, counselor, and educational consultant. The former coordinator of training for the UAB Safe Zone program and co-founder of the Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling of Alabama, Dr. Elliott currently serves as the chair of the coordinating committee of the Alabama Safe Schools Coalition. 

Awards she has received include the UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; the ALCA Professional Service Award, the ALCA Wilbur A. Tincher Humanitarian and Caring Person Award; and the Equality Alabama Lifetime Achievement Award.

We greatly enjoyed having Dr. Glenda Elliott, speak on campus today. We look forward to working with her again in the future :)