Course Title Safe Zone
Course Number 20592
Instructors Jenna Goldsmith, Instructor, Writing and Erin Rook, Diversity Coordinator
Date Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15
Time 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Location Graduate & Research Center, Room 128
Parking Park at the Graduate & Research Center. (Free parking after 5 p.m. You do not need to register your vehicle.)
Credit 1 Workshop Credit
Cost $35 application fee + $79 tuition

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Course Description

As LGBTQ individuals become more visible in our schools, workplaces and community, it’s increasingly important for us to understand the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and adults, and how we can advocate for equity and inclusion. Designed for those who provide services to LGBTQ the community, this four-day interactive workshop will explore core concepts relating to gender identity and sexual orientation, laws and policies governing LGBTQ rights and concrete tools and strategies for supporting LGBTQ individuals of all ages.  Participants will also learn about valuable local, statewide and regional resources.

You’ll be given an opportunity to reflect on your own identity, learn how that impacts your interactions with and perceptions of LGBTQ individuals — and then practice new skills that can help you better support members of the LGBTQ community. At the conclusion of the workshop, you’ll l receive a Safe Zone certificate to recognize your support.