Safe Zone for Students

Safe Zone Workshops are wonderfully unique opportunities for people to talk, learn, and ask questions about sexuality and gender in a non-judgemental, safe, educational environment. Participants are offered three hours of a fun, safe space free of judgements where people can honestly communicate with each other, educate one another, and ask any and all questions. We live in an ever-diversifying society, and in order to be supportive and aware of different identities, perspectives, and experiences, we must pursue (and provide) opportunities to learn about different identities, perspectives, and experiences – particularly ones that are stigmatized, marginalized, and largely silenced. 

Safe Zone Workshops are opportunities on college campuses for students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn a little more about how sexuality and gender influence our everyday experiences, and often a chance to learn about these topics from individuals within the university community.  In addition to offering participants the opportunity to declare themselves a campus ally to LGBTQ students, Safe Zone workshops:

  • Set and clarify a common vocabulary on LGBTQ issues
  • Provide activities and lectures that serve as a space for critical discussion and examination of privilege, bias, and identity
  • Give space for participants to ask and discuss any questions they have
  • Empower participants to feel personally involved and invested in issues of gender and sexuality

"So open and knowledgeable! Entertaining, great definitions, conversations, activities - wow!  Eye opening!" - April 2016 Safe Zone participant

"A sensitive topic, but handled with empathy, seriousness, and comedy." - February 2016 Safe Zone participant


Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm