On August 13, 2019, seven employees from science, administration and technology at TU Dortmund University founded a new TU Dortmund University network called "Queer* Peers TU - The Network of Queer* Employees at TU Dortmund University".
The network is aimed at all TU Dortmund employees who want to gather under the term "queer" and feel that the term means them.
The network sees its tasks in,
- to increase the visibility of queer* employees at TU Dortmund University and to provide an exchange platform for them.
- provide peer support and advice for queer* employees at TU Dortmund University.
- to influence the TU with queer* expertise, to advise organizational units or individuals as needed, and to raise awareness for the concerns of queer* people
- to coordinate and, if necessary, cooperate with other queer* actors within and outside TU Dortmund University.
Diversity management at TU Dortmund University includes active shaping of diversity and proactive anti-discrimination. The Staff Unit Equal Opportunity, Family, Diversity reinforces the culture of diversity at TU Dortmund University. It develops, implements and accompanies strategies, instruments and measures to improve equal opportunities and family friendliness. Therefore, the staff unit will take over the coordination of the network.
For the time being, the network wants to meet twice per semester. The network uses Confluence and a mailing list for exchange and meets every first Wednesday - online at the moment - for a joint lunch.
Every first Thursday of the month we eat together in the Mensa Nord. Meeting place: under the yellow lantern in the cafeteria foyer at 12:00. Come and join us!