November 7, 2012 STAFF

Safe Space campaign

You are invited to participate in a “Safe Space” campaign that is being launched on the JCU campus this semester. Modeled after successful program on other campuses, the goal of the safe space movement is to signal to students, and especially those students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning, and their straight allies, that there are safe spaces for them on our campus. Faculty who attend a workshop to discuss the campaign and how to be an effective ally will then have the opportunity to display a JCU logo sticker signifying that their office marks a safe place for students to talk about personal as well as academic issues.

Several workshops are being planned to help familiarize participants with the safe space movement and to help develop the capacity and skills to be an ally. The first will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Faculty Lounge from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and will be facilitated by Danielle Carter, director, and Salo Rodezno, program coordinator, both of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at JCU. Additional trainings will be offered early in the spring 2013 semester.

If you would like to participate in the Nov. 27 workshop, please R.S.V.P. to Marianne Cicirelli at mcicirelli@jcu.edu no later than Tuesday, Nov. 20. If you are interested in the campaign and would like to attend a workshop early in the spring 2013 semester, please let Marianne know that at your earliest convenience.