Title IX News & Events

Spring 2017

Title IX Community Collaboration Workshops: "Be the Change: Resilience Through Education."

Date: March 25
Time: See below
Download "Be the Change" Workshop Handbook and Schedule (PDF file size 430KB)


About this Event

Join SUNY Plattsburgh and Plattsburgh Community members by engaging in educational and skill-based workshops to expand upon your knowledge in the following areas:

  • Bystander Intervention Techniques. Presenter(s): Rimple Bal (SUNY Plattsburgh Title IX VPEO Peer Educator.
  • Building Healthy Relationships & Communication. Presenter(s): Butterfly Blaise (Title IX Coordinator.
  • Bullying & Harassment - LGBTQ+ Community Experiences. Presenter(s): Kelly Metzgar (Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance.
  • Community Engagement. Presenter(s): Julia Devine (SUNY Plattsburgh Coordinator of the Center of Community Engagement) & Sandra Geddes.
  • Compassion Fatigue. Presenter(s): Portia Allie – Turco, NCC, LMHC.
  • Diversity & Intersectionality: Bridging the Gaps in the Community. Presenter(s): Butterfly Blaise (Title IX Coordinator).
  • Exploring the Transgender Experience, Part I. Presenter(s): Kelly Metzgar (Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance).
  • Exploring the Transgender Experience, Part II. Presenter(s): Kelly Metzgar (Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance).
  • How Diverse Is Your Universe? Presenter(s): Lauren Gonyea (Staff Assistant of Center for Diversity, Pluralism, and Inclusion) and Taylor Lagace.
  • Is Race Real? What Is Race Anyway? Presenter(s): Alyssa Velsey, Jackie Mead, Andreina Camero, Dr. Crane-Kramer.
  • Resources. Presenter(s): Kelly Metzgar (Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance).
  • Problematic Language. Presenter(s): Nicholas Kelley – Graduate Student & Co –Coordinator of RADIUS.
  • RADIUS: SUNY Plattsburgh’s LGBTQ Program. Presenter(s): Nicholas Kelley – Graduate Student & Co –Coordinator of RADIUS.
  • Resources. Presenter(s): Kelly Metzgar (Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance).
  • Safe Haven Campaign SUNY Plattsburgh. Presenter(s): Domingos Da Cruz Gomes (Member of Alpha Sigma Phi).
  • Sex Positivity. Presenter(s): Marco Di Girolomo (Title IX Marketing Intern & GWS Peer Educator).
  • Substance Use Trends in Our Community and Available Services. Presenter(s): Nicole Christiansen (CVFC).
  • Telling Coming Out Stories: History, Community, & Impact. This workshop will explore the historical and socio-political significance of the coming out story genre in LGBTQ culture. Presenter(s): Dr. Stephen DiDomenico (SUNY Plattsburgh Assistant Professor of Communication Studies).
  • The World Comes to Plattsburgh: Navigating Immigration, Laws, and Diversity. Presenter(s): Amelia Lushia (SUNY Plattsburgh Global Education Office).
  • Tips for Advocacy and Allyship. Presenter(s): TBA.
  • University Police: Know Your Rights. Presenter(s): Patrick Keleher (Assistant Chief of SUNY Plattsburgh University Police).
  • Workplace Dynamics: A Facilitated Dialogue. Presenter(s): Dr. Julia Overton-Healy (Director of SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center).

How to Register

What to Expect

  • Please arrive at 10:15 - 10:30.
  • Participants may park in the main parking lot of Hawkins Hall.
  • Signs will direct you to a check-in table which will be set up at the main doors of Hawkins Hall.
  • Each participant will be provided with a workshop manual to map out their day, including detailed descriptions of workshops, presenters, and room locations.

Workshops and Times

Event Time
Workshop 1 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Workshop 2 11:55 - 12:40 p.m.
Lunch 12:40 - 1:20 p.m. A lunch break will be provided, but attendees are responsible for own food and beverages throughout the day.
Workshop 3 1:20 - 2:05 p.m.
Workshop 4 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Closing Group Photograph and Wrap-up 3:10 - 3: 30 p.m.


  • A Serenity Room will be provided in Hawkins 131 throughout the day: if you feel overwhelmed by topics, need a break, or just want to connect with others, you may go here to decompress and enjoy activities.
  • The Title IX Office in Hawkins 151 will serve as point of contact if participants have questions or need help finding rooms.

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Contact Information

Butterfly Blaise
Title IX Coordinator
Office: Hawkins 151
Phone: (518) 564-3281
Email: Title.IX@plattsburgh.edu