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TBLG Matters

SSW aspires to create and maintain an educational and working environment that is respectful of differences and free from harassing behavior. The DEI TBLG Matters Initiative promotes education, empowerment, and engagement for transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, questioning, intersex and ally constituents throughout the School of Social Work.

Goals

  • Provide students, faculty, and staff with tools and basic knowledge related to the TBLGQIA communities
  • Educate and show evidence about the connections between transphobia, homophobia, sexism, capitalism, imperialism, multiple-oppressions, war and control, the prison system, social control, poverty, and other oppressions.
  • Encourage the practice of principles of self-determination.
  • Educate about gender identity, gender expression, and the realities of transgender people. Present the experiences and lives of TBLGQIA people as complex and reflective of multiple identities.

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Contact

Leigh A. Robertson
Field Educator / LEO Lecturer IV
OFI LGBTQIA Liaison

Office of Field Instruction
1080 South University
Room 1704D SSWB
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Phone: (734) 763-6254
Fax: (734) 763-4885
Email: leigrobe@umich.edu

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