As the generational gap in support of LGBT equality continues to grow, engaging young people in the LGBT equality movement is critical to continue moving our state forward.
Leveraging a legacy of student action.
During our 2006 amendment campaign, Fair Wisconsin launched Students for a Fair Wisconsin, a grassroots, student-led effort that sought to engage students in standing up for equality. Since then, our student organizing has taken on various forms as students have come and gone, technology advances, and acute awareness of the complex needs of the broader LGBT community increases.
Today, our students leaders run vibrant organizations tailored to their own campus’ needs and their self-determined interests. From working on gender inclusive housing policies to registering students to vote, Students for a Fair Wisconsin chapters are at the forefront of the LGBT equality movement.
Supporting the next generation of pro-fairness advocates.
The staff of Fair Wisconsin are committed to supporting the leadership development and mentoring of the next-generation of equality advocates. To that end our staff provide student leaders with:
- One-on-one or group organizing training
- Strategic planning support
- Issue training and resources
- Peer-learning opportunity through convenings of student leaders from across the state
- Access to the Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference
Building a statewide student movement.
Currently, Students for a Fair Wisconsin is active on the following campuses:
- Lawrence University (Appleton)
- UW-La Crosse
If you are interested in getting connected with activities on your campus or in starting your own Students for a Fair Wisconsin chapter, please contact [email protected].