Upcoming Trainings

Safe Zone

Safe Zone signifies an accepting place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual individuals, and those questioning their sexuality or gender. Safe Zone workshop participants aim to be compassionate and understanding, committed to helping create an open and accepting learning and working environment for all people on the OSU-Cascades campus.

Safe Zone, Session 1
Faculty and Staff Training

Thursday, November 1, 2018
2-5 p.m.
Obsidian Hall 210 (boardroom)
Session 1 is designed to raise awareness about LGBTQ histories, identities, and resources and to increase understanding and empathy for LGBTQ students and colleagues. Using a combination of presentation, reflection, and interactive activities, participants will leave better equipped to engage with LGBTQ people with respect and compassion.

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Safe Zone, Session 2
Faculty and Staff Training

Friday, November 16, 2018
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Obsidian Hall 206
Session 2 is designed to build on participants’ existing knowledge of LGBTQ identities and concerns and provide tools to help them actively support LGBTQ students and colleagues. With a focus on active practice, this workshop will include principles and practices of allyship that are applicable in a variety of contexts as well as LGBTQ-specific scenarios and actions. Participants will receive a Safe Zone placard for their office or work space. Prerequisite: Participation in Safe Zone, Session 1.

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Safe Zone Project
Human Dignity Coalition

Safe Zone Trainers

Stephanie Beamer
Jenna Goldsmith
Erin Rook