Upcoming Trainings

Safe Zone

Safe Zone trainings provide students, staff, and faculty with the self-awareness, cultural knowledge, and skills to help promote safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ+ people. Upon completion of both sessions, participants receive a Safe Zone placard to display as a sign of their commitment to inclusion and continued learning.

Safe Zone, Session 1
Faculty and Staff Training
Friday, August 16, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tykeson Hall 206

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
Thursday, September 5, 2019
2-5 p.m.
Tykeson 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