Welcome, Dr. Stacy Boyd, UWG Interim Chief Diversity Officer

sboydThe University welcomes and congratulates Dr. Stacy Boyd for his appointment to the interim position of Chief Diversity Officer. Because we are awaiting a new president, it is Dr. Crafton’s desire to provide the new president with choices for permanent appointments, hence the interim nature of the position.

Dr. Stacy Boyd has a very long association with the University of West Georgia, both as a student and as a faculty member.  During his career he has worked in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.  He has his doctorate in African-American literature and Women's Studies from Emory University. 

He is now a tenured associate professor of English, the director of the Africana Studies program, and associate chair of the English Department.  As a teacher, he was honored by his students and department with the Robert Reynolds Excellence in Teaching award.  

Dr. Boyd is known not only for his remarkable skills in critical analysis, narrative and rhetoric, but also as a kind and caring colleague and teacher.   

Please give Dr. Boyd your support and good wishes as he begins his new responsibility as Interim Chief Diversity Officer.

UWG Celebrates 50 Years Since Stonewall Riots with Community Pride

Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots in New York City, LGBTQ+ communities are thriving. Join CDI and the Queer Student Alliance as we host programs to engage with current events and look to the future of LGBTQ movements.

Q Chats:

Bring your lunch a nd join a conversation (or two or three!) with your peers that celebrates your identities and builds relationships within your community. Meeting will occur in the CDI Resource Center on the following dates:
Graduate Students: Monday 10/7, 12 noon - 1:30 pm
Women: Tuesday 10/8, 12 noon -1:30 pm
Men: Wednesday 10/9, 12noon -1:30 pm
Trans, Gender Non-conforming, and Nonbinary:
Thursday
10/10 12 noon-1:30 pm
Queer & Trans People of Color: Thursday 10/10, 2:30-4:00 pm

Safe Zone Intro:

Learn more about LGBTQ+ identities in this three hour workshop. This event will be in Campus Center 104 on Monday October 7, from 2-5 pm. faculty and staff can register online through DevelopWest. Students can register by emailing
Lo Denmon .

Safe Zone to Go:

Take the same intro course over four days by attending each of the 45 minute sessions from 5-5:45 pm Monday through Thursday. These will be in Campus Center 104. Registration is not required but seating is limited!

BROWN/ROUND/QUEER

Writer and activist AC Dumlao will speak with students about intersectionality and its necessity in social justice spaces. Campus Center Ballroom, October 8, 3-4:30 pm.

Call Me They:

Join us as writer, speaker, and advocate AC Dumlao (they/them) discusses the history of non-binary genders in cultures around the world and how “non-binary” fits with(in) the transgender community. This event, open to the public, will take place in the Campus Center Ballroom, October 8 at 6 pm.

National Coming Out Day:

Drop by the TLC Lobby to learn more about out LGBTQ Georgians, including some familiar faces, and add your own name to the board. Friday, October 11 at 12 noon.

Carrollton Pride Festival:

A celebration of Carrollton's LGBTQ community!! Come meet friends and allies, find out about local resources, participate in family-friendly activities, and watch a short film about small town southern LGBTQ organizing. And y'all means ALL, so everyone is welcome! October 11, 4 pm at the AMP in Downtown Carrollton

Outspoken Film Screening

A short documentary about LGBTQ southerners organizing in their town to fight discriminatory legal policies will be followed by a brief discussion of the local implications. The film will take place during the AMP Festival, beginning at 6 pm, with a panel discussion at 6:30 pm.