LGBT* Task Force Safe Zone Training, Spring 2015
The Safe Zone program provides a safe, comfortable setting for faculty and staff to learn about LGBT* identities and issues. After any training, attendees have the opportunity to become part of a network of safe and welcoming spaces and people for LGBT* members of the campus community.
Faculty and staff can attend any trainings that fit their schedules and needs and do not need to attend all trainings or attend them in order.
Module 1: Identities and Language
This workshop for beginners addresses the “alphabet soup” of LGBT* identities, microaggressions and ways to address them, problematic language, and what to do when you make a mistake.
• Tuesday, February 17, 8:30-9:30am in UC 147
• Wednesday, February 18, 2-3pm in UC 147
Module 2: Gender Identity
This workshop covers the concept of gender identity and delves deeper into transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will discuss students’ needs and experiences on campus.
• Tuesday, March 10, 12-1pm in UC 147
• Wednesday, March 11, 9-10am in UC 147
Module 3: LGBT* Student Experiences
This session allows you to hear directly from students about their experiences as LGBT* people—growing up, on campus, and out in the world. A great opportunity to ask students questions.
• Thursday, April 9, 12-1:30pm in UC 259
Module 4: Becoming an Active Ally
This module helps faculty and staff become stronger, more supportive allies and allows them to better contribute to a more inclusive environment for LGBT* people through their unique roles on campus.
• Monday, April 20, 2-3pm in UC 147
• Thursday, April 23, 10-11am in UC 147
PB Poorman PRIDE Center Services and Resources for Faculty and Staff
The PRIDE Center doesn’t just offer a safe and fun environment and a range of resources for students; we also offer resources and services for faculty and staff.
• Assistance in course development and work with students
o incorporating discussions of sexuality, gender identity, LGBT* studies, and queer theory into courses
o engaging students in difficult dialogues about sexuality, gender, and LGBT* issues
o addressing student resistance
• Assistance in conducting research on LGBT* students’ experiences
• Queer Cultural Series events for your professional development and to enhance student learning
• LGBT* and ally presentations and student panels for the classroom or department meetings
• Strategies for becoming a stronger ally in your role on campus
• Resources on a variety of issues affecting LGBT* people
For more information or to RSVP to a Safe Zone Training, please contact Cindy Konrad at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 262-472-7169.