Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

Be an Ally to the LGBTQ Community - Safe Zone Project Training

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 28, 2013, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 
423/424 Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

In addition to Safe Zone Project trainings that are presented to specific staff (i.e. Residential Life, Student Success Centers, etc), and sessions that are offered in particular classes (i.e. some Intro to Women and Gender Studies, Health Fitness Practicum, Social Work Methods, etc), general sessions are periodically offered to the USM community. All are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.  Community members are invited to attend if space allows. Monday, October 28, 2013.  10:00-11:30am.  423/424 Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus Please RSVP to: sholmes@usm.maine.edu  Sessions with fewer than 5 people may be canceled/rescheduled 48 hours in advance.

The mission of the Safe Zone Project at the University of Southern Maine is to visibly identify and support those members of the University community who are safe and supportive contacts for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer students, staff and faculty.

Safe Zone Project volunteers participate in a 1.5 to 2 hour orientation program that introduces them to the various aspects of the lives and experiences of LGBTQ individuals and community. The program focuses on the issues that LGBTQ people face and how we (both LGBTQ and heterosexual) can be successful, safe and supportive allies.  Once a volunteer has gone through the orientation program, they can display the Safe Zone symbol on their office door, desk space or person.