The ADVANCE Initiative

Advocates and Allies at Michigan Tech is adapted from the Advocates and Allies program started by North Dakota State University. Using restorative justice and broad engagement to change university culture, men are engaged to be allies and advocates for women and gender diverse individuals.

Advocates and Allies. Respect. Advocate. Include.

Advocates and Allies

 

 Advocates and Allies Events

Upcoming Events

 

Advocates and Allies Advisory Board-Call for Applications

Help make campus culture more equitable for all! We encourage you to apply to join the Advocates and Allies Advisory Board (AAAB). The AAAB is a group of women, minorities, and gender diverse individuals who will work with the NSF-funded ADVANCE team to select, train, and advise the Advocates Team. The two groups will then work in tandem to make our campus culture more inclusive by advancing knowledge and allyship. Selection preference will be given to those who can represent multiple groups on campus (eg: Grad Faculty Council and the College of Engineering)

Interested individuals should complete our Google Form and upload a CV/Resume and a 2000 character max. description of advocacy experience/vision. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email us at advance-mtu@mtu.edu, call 906-487-2519, or visit our ADVANCE Resource Center in Library 102B.

Applications due Dec. 16, 2019

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Advocates Team- Call for Applications

This group of men will work closely with the NSF-funded ADVANCE initiative and the Advocates and Allies Advisory Board (AAAB) to make our campus culture more inclusive by advancing knowledge and allyship. Advocates will be expected to participate in program development and delivery while executing Personal Action Plans related to equity issues on campus.

Interested individuals should complete our Google Form and upload a CV/Resume and a 2000 character max. description of advocacy experience/vision. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email us at advance-mtu@mtu.edu, call 906-487-2519, or visit our ADVANCE Resource Center in Library 102B

 Applications due Jan. 20, 2020

 


 

Past Events 

 Advocates and Allies Workshop- October 17/18, 2019

Thank you for making our first Advocates and Allies workshop a success. We had over 130 people in attendance across the three sessions and hope that everyone was able to take something away. If you would like access to the materials covered during these workshops, please contact us.

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 We need YOUR help to improve gender equity at Michigan Tech and invite you to join us for a workshop on October 17 or 18, 2019. The Advocates and Allies program, which originated at North Dakota State University has been adapted at numerous institutions around the nation and is now being adapted at Michigan Tech. This workshop is a part of Michigan Tech’s NSF funded ADVANCE Initiative and will be facilitated by Dr. Roger Green and Dr. Christi McGeorge from North Dakota State University and Dr. Robert Gordon from Auburn University.

 Over the course of October 17 and 18 we will be holding the workshop three times in an effort to meet everyone’s schedule. During each workshop, there will be two concurrent sessions: one for men to work towards becoming advocates for gender equity and one for women and gender diverse individuals to discuss the issues they face related to gender equity. The workshops will be held in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom A from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on October 17 and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on October 18. Refreshments will be served and faculty attendance will be recorded in your Digital Measures if you bring your Michigan Tech ID.

 If you have questions about this program, please contact the ADVANCE office at 906-487-2519 or visit us in Library 102B Mon-Thurs. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event, please use our RSVP form below so that we can be sure to have adequate space.

 https://forms.gle/ucT3yfQhvFDbv4a88