AGAPE

What is AGAPE?
“Agape is disinterested love. Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people, or any qualities people possess. It begins by loving others for their sakes. It springs from the need of the other person.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1958)



AGAPE is a focus group set up to consider issues in relation to sex, sexual, and gender differences in education and culture. It is designed to meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, queer (LGBTQ) and allied undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. As well, we welcome practicing teachers and other interested members of the larger community.

The focus group will provide opportunities for members to:

If you have a question, please email

Dr. André Grace at andre.grace@ualberta.ca
or
Kris Wells at kwells@ualberta.ca
or
Call the AGAPE Project Office at: 492-0772


Agape and its Out is In Project are suppoted by a grant from the Department of Justice Canada's Community Mobilization Fund.

Conference Saturday, Nov. 27th


AGAPE

A Sex, Sexual, and Gender Differences in Education and Culture Focus Group in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

2004 - 2005 Meeting Schedule
Wed., Sept. 29th:
5:00 - 6:00pm

"What I Did During My Summer Vacation!"

Youth speak about their involvement in the Out Is In Project's Summer Arts Studio Program, which is designed to build the capacity and resiliency of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, queer (LGBTQ) and allied youth.

Room 5-109, 5th Floor, Education North Building

Wed., Oct. 29th:
5:00 - 6:00pm

Teachers as Cultural Workers for LGBTQ Youth

Teachers from Edmonton and area schools speak OUT about their experiences in addressing homophobia and heterosexism in their schools.

Room 5-109, 5th Floor, Education North Building

Sat., Nov. 27th:
9:30 - 5:00pm

Out Is In Workshops & Agape Resource Fair

A one-day educational event designed to help build leadership and educational supports for LGBTQ youth. There will be opportunities for youth, pre-service and practicing teachers, and social-service providers to learn more, network, and build a resource base.

Room 129 & 122, Main Floor, Education South Building

Wed., Jan. 26th:
5:00 - 6:00pm

Marc Hall's Prom Predicament

This presentation discusses the challenges and opportunities in addressing LGBTQ student issues in Catholic schools.

Room 5-109, 5th Floor, Education North Building

Wed., Feb. 11th:
5:00 - 6:00pm

Creating & Sustaining Gay-Straight Student Alliances

This presentation highlights the work of teachers and students who have helped to establish GSAs in Edmonton Schools. It also highlights the Alberta Teachers' Association's initiatives to provide LGBTQ educational resources.

Room 5-109, 5th Floor, Education North Building

Wed., Mar. 30th:
5:00 - 6:00pm

Welfare and Work Issues for LGBTQ Teachers in Canada: A National Status Report

This presentation provides an overview of how Ministries of Education, teachers' associations, school boards, and grassroots cultural organizations have addressed LGBTQ educational issues in Canada.

Room 5-109, 5th Floor, Education North Building