Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of State Office of Public Affairs and overseen by the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad.
Sept. 25-27, 2023
Open to participants from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha.
Thirty participants will engage in conversations about how to better understand and promote diversity, inclusion, and human rights, and how to become stronger LGBTQI+ allies. In turn, participants will become master trainers and teach another 2,500 people in their home states on the topic.
Goal: Increase the comfort levels of all participants regarding issues faced by members of the LGBTQI+ community and work toward a more equitable company, university, and society for all.
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023
|Welcome, opening remarks by Public Diplomacy section: Mr. Alexander McLaren, Dr. Salil Kader, Dr. Matthew Jeffries, and Dr. Daniel Saud||2-3 p.m.|
|LGBTQ+ ally training||4-7 p.m.|
|Debrief LGBTQ+ ally training||7-7:30 p.m.|
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023
|Creating expectations||10-10:15 a.m.|
|What it means to be an ally||10:15-11 a.m.|
|Evolution of language/Defining LGBTQ+ language||11-11:45 a.m.|
|LGBTQ+ history: Worldwide, in the United States, and in India||11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.|
|Legal concerns: Worldwide, in the United States, and in India||12:45-1:15 p.m.|
|How to support individuals who come out||2:30-3:15 p.m.|
|LGBTQ+ individuals and faith||3:15-4:15 p.m.|
|LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships||4:15-5 p.m.|
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023
|Responding to triggers||10-10:15 a.m.|
|Pedagogy and facilitation for diversity and inclusion workshops||10:15-11:15 a.m.|
|Participants present to their peers||11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.|
|Closing and Certificate of Completion presentation by the U.S. Consul General of Hyderabad||1:30-2:30 p.m.|
Principal Investigator (PI)
Director, Campus Climate and Community Building
- U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad Office of Public Affairs
- U.S. Department of State