The panel program is a 30-minute to one-hour session of LGBTQ & Ally students, staff, and/or faculty talking with an audience about their experiences in the LGBTQA+ community. The panel usually consists of three to four panelists and a moderator who will share their individual experiences and perspectives.Each panel presentation will also have a question-and-answer period.
The panelists consist of a core of 30+ Wright State student, staff, and faculty volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All panelists have completed a Our Voice panel training to serve as a panelist. Many panelists participate in one or more LGBTQA student organizations on campus. We are always interested in expanding our team of panelists. If you are interested in attending the next training to be on the Panel Program team, please contact Shelby Dinkledine, graduate assistant in the Office of LGBTQA Affairs.
What Faculty Are Saying
“The panel that you helped to coordinate was one of the most powerful experiences for the students in my democracy and education course. They were very affected and are producing tremendous work as a result; their responses to the event are reflecting a considerable cultural competence that I have never seen in first-year students before. Thank you so much for working to bring such high-quality hearts and minds to share with my class. I was amazed at the level of maturity, vulnerability, and the courageous handling of complexities that accompany LGBTQ issues. I will recommend this group many times over. I have been teaching about issues of sexual orientation for five years now, and this was the single most profitable hour of education both for me and my students. Thanks so much.”
Christa Preston Agiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Department of English Language and Literatures
Request a Panel
Panel requests are fulfilled in the order they are submitted. The earlier you submit a request means it is much more likely we will be able to coordinate a team for your class. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please contact please contact Shelby Dinkledine, graduate assistant in the Office of LGBTQA Affairs.