New “Safe Zone” training program needs volunteers
The LGBTQ Resource Center is looking for volunteers to participate in the pilot of our new Safe Zone program.
"We are excited about what this will look like for our campus. But before we open it for campus-wide participation, we want to be sure all of our I's are dotted and T's are crossed," said center director Aaric Guerriero.
The new format will be done in two sections: Safe Zone 101 and Safe Zone 201. The 2.5 hour Safe Zone 101 session will have more generalized information covering definitions, ways to support LGBTQ students, and some hands-on work with how to be a support person on campus.
Safe Zone 201 is 2 hours in length and there are two class options: 1) being a stronger ally, and 2) gender identity. Participants must finish a 201 class to sign their pledge and receive a sign.
If you can help, sign-up for one Safe Zone 101 session and one 201 session using the following schedule:
Safe Zone 101
Monday, April 29
Tuesday, April 30
Safe Zone 201
Thursday, May 2, (Gender Identity)
Friday, May 3 (Being a Stronger Ally)
If these times don't work for you, let Guerriero know and other possible dates will be suggested. All sessions are limited to 10 participants.Guerriero expressed his appreciation to those who can provide help.