Graduate Ally Coaltion: Ally Seminar

Graduate Ally Coalition Winter Seminar Series: Developing Graduate and Professional Student Allyship

MCP 290 – 1 unit P/NP (CRN: 31847)
Winter Quarter 2016, Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Varies by week; please see weekly schedule
Primary Facilitator: Erica Vonasek-Eco (
Instructor of Record: Dr. Chris Calvert, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

The seminar series:

  • May be taken for credit, certification, or on a seminar by seminar basis (drop in)
  • Open to any graduate or professional student of any identity and level/experience of allyship
  • Will have the week’s materials posted on their week page (link in the schedule table below)

Course Website:

Week Location Topic Skills Facilitators
Week 1 – Jan 7 Student Community Center, Room E Graduate Allyship Language Awareness and Dialogue Erica Vonasek-Eco
Week 2 – Jan 14 Memorial Union, Garrison Room Social Identities: An Introduction

Covering: Race/Color, Ethnicity, Nationality, Age, and Religion

Managing Challenges of Being an Ally Erica Vonasek-Eco, Dr. Bai-Yin Chen (CAPS)
Week 3 – Jan 21 Student Community Center, Room A Social Identities & Graduate School Erica Vonasek-Eco
Week 4 – Jan 28 Memorial Union, MU II Social Identities: Graduate Student Identities Creating Space Erica Vonasek-Eco
Week 5 – Feb 4 Student Community Center, Room A Power, Privilege, and Positionality Student Advocacy Erica Vonasek-Eco, GSA/UAW/Community Centers
Week 6 – Feb 11 Break Break Break Break
Week 7 – Feb 18 Student Community Center, Room E Harassment/Discrimination: The Reporting Process HDAPP Training Erica Vonasek-Eco, HDAPP Representative
Week 8 – Feb 25 Student Community Center, Room E Bystander Intervention Bystander Intervention Erica Vonasek-Eco, Rodger Freeman (CARE)
Week 9 – Mar 3 Student Community Center, Room A Self Care within Allyship Self-management and Conflict Cues Erica Vonasek-Eco
Week 10 – March 10 Student Community Center, Room E Reflection Final Presentations Erica Vonasek-Eco

Syllabus can be found here: GAC Winter Seminar 2016 Syllabus

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