Speak Out Program
The Speak Out program consists of student panelists from UNC’s Queer and Trans* communities. The goal of the Speak Out program is to create opportunities that facilitate dialogue and introduction to topics surrounding the Queer and Trans* population in a safe and educational environment. At this time, we only host Speak Out panels in spaces on the main UNC campus in Greeley.
Information is provided to the UNC community through classroom panels where members of the Speak Out panels share testimonials and participate in question and answer sessions with their peers.
Speak Out panels create opportunities to educate students about topics surrounding the Queer and Trans* communities. Through audience guided questions, students are involved in the direction of the panel’s content. Speak Out panels are intended to be an informative session where participants can feel free to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the Queer and Trans* population. The plethora of identities within the Queer and Trans* communities make Speak Out panels an important educational and cultural experience.
Feedback from others
“I really appreciated the packet that was handed out and the discussions that spurred from information within that packet.”
“I enjoyed hearing the ‘coming out’ stories and getting an idea of what that experience is like.”
“The most interesting piece of information I gained from this panel was learning about manifestation of microaggressions.”
“The panel was great because people from my class shared their own personal stories and opened up so I got to learn about the people in class with me.”
Of the students who answered the survey question, “Was the panel discussion your first exposure to the GLBTA community?” 42% of students answered yes and 93% of students reported feeling more informed about the GLBTA communities.