February 25, 2014 FAC/STAFF

Safe Zone Training

Join us for Safe Zone training, Tuesday, March 11, from 3-5 p.m. in the Murphy Room.

The Safe Zone is a community of people who will be understanding, supportive, trustworthy and confidential for the LGBTQIA community providing assistance, advice, or an open mind and ear to listen. We want to create an environment that is supportive and inclusive. We will not tolerate homophobic comments and actions and will address these issues from an educational perspective.

Safe Zone will:
Provide a supportive environment for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) allies of the campus community.
Increase the visible presence of LGBT allies and places that are ‘safe’ for LGBT students across campus.

Participants of Safe Zone will:

  • Identify resources available to support LGBT students.
  • Increase knowledge of LGBT terminology.
  • Assess their own attitudes and beliefs related to LGBT bias.
  • Reflect on the importance of faculty allies to LGBT students.
  • Learn the impact of anti-LGBT bias and its impact on students’ academic, social, emotional, and spiritual success.
  • Explore strategies and develop skills to respond to anti-LGBT bias and harassment situations that may occur in and outside the classroom.

Register for the training at http://sites.jcu.edu/safezone/.
For questions please contact Danielle Carter at dcarter@jcu.edu or 216.397.4185.