Event Title

SafeZone Workshop

Presenter Information

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Description

A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel safe, welcome and included. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends, coworkers and for themselves. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.

The LGBTQ Academy at the Gay Alliance has worked nationally with over 40 colleges and universities from California to Pennsylvania offering our expertise on running SafeZone Trainings. This training was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion. Learn more about SafeZone Training

Session Goals and Outcomes

  • Participate in activities and discussion that gives attendees the skills they need to provide support and create environments that are safe
  • Discuss the process of coming out and support that is needed for individuals to feel safe
  • Learn how to take action on our campus and workplace
  • At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be given a Gay Alliance SafeZone sticker to create their own SafeZone

Presenters

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Staff

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Oct 6th, 2:00 PM Oct 6th, 4:00 PM

SafeZone Workshop

Seymour College Union, Gallery

A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel safe, welcome and included. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends, coworkers and for themselves. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.

The LGBTQ Academy at the Gay Alliance has worked nationally with over 40 colleges and universities from California to Pennsylvania offering our expertise on running SafeZone Trainings. This training was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion. Learn more about SafeZone Training

Session Goals and Outcomes

  • Participate in activities and discussion that gives attendees the skills they need to provide support and create environments that are safe
  • Discuss the process of coming out and support that is needed for individuals to feel safe
  • Learn how to take action on our campus and workplace
  • At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be given a Gay Alliance SafeZone sticker to create their own SafeZone

Presenters

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Staff