Safe Zone Program

Friday, Nov. 30 | 9-11 a.m. | CMU 203

The Safe Zone Program is an interactive training where participants learn about the LGBTQ+ community, campus resources, the importance of inclusive language and creating safe spaces, and how to be a supportive ally and advocate for LGBTQ+ social justice and equality. The program is open to all MSUM and M State staff, faculty, and administrators.

Our Level I Safe Zone Training serves as an introduction to LGBTQ+ identities, experiences, and issues, providing a foundation of knowledge and skills for participants to become qualified Safe Zone contacts on their campus. Upon completion of this training, participants will sign a Safe Zone contract and receive a Safe Zone sticker for their office showing that they are a resource for LGBTQ+ students. Topics covered include: LGBTQ+ definitions, privilege, heteronormativity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, coming out for different groups, how to be an ally, campus and community resources, and real life scenarios to apply your knowledge. Facilitated by Dana Bisignani (Coordinator, Women’s Center) and James Weinzirl (Graduate Assistant, Rainbow Dragon Center). Space is limited and registration is required. Register via our online form by November 23, 2018