UM Ally Week to Advocate for LGBT Community

September 16, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will host events Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 28-30, to advocate for the LGBT community and other marginalized people.

Sponsored by the Student Involvement Network at the University Center, Ally Week will include multiple events and activities.

Tabling and crafts will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in the UC. The documentary “Straightlaced – How Gender’s Got Us All Tied UP” also will be shown at 6 p.m. each day in the UC Commons. In addition, UM Allies will conduct a student training from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in UC Room 326. Students interested in the training can register at http://www.umt.edu./umallies.

Ally Week was started by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network as a week of education and fun for LGBT youth and other marginalized people without speaking for or over them. For more information about the events or about the UM Allies program, visit http://www.umt.edu/umallies/.

Contact: Adrianne Donald, UM University Center associate director and UC Student Involvement Network lead, 406-243-6029, adonald@mso.umt.edu.