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Supporting Folx of All Genders and Sexualities
April 21 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LGBTQIA folx face challenges every day. Knowing what the identities in the acronym mean is just the start. How we value and empower all genders and sexualities is an ongoing process that everyone has a part in. This workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to reflect on identity development, process systemic challenges in higher education and society, and practice ways to value and empower LGBTQIA family, friends, and community.
Xajés (sounds like “ah yes”) Martinez serves as the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center and uses they/them/theirs pronouns. As the Assistant Director, Xajés coordinates presentations by the center for the Auraria community, supervises the center’s Student Program Assistants, and offers insight and support to various campus committees on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Xajés received their B.A. in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, and completed their M.A. in Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Xajés currently volunteers with the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors (AFA) on the AFA Perspectives Magazine Editorial Board, as well as Campus Pride’s Lambda 10 Steering Committee, a group that works on empowering openly LGBTQIA students in fraternity and sorority life. Xajés enjoys spending quality time with friends and loved ones, and often likes to express themselves through art, writing, dancing, fashion, food, and more.