Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

Safe Zone Project Training

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: 
410 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Sarah Holmes
Contact Phone: 
780-5767
Contact Email: 
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

Please RSVP by contacting Sarah Holmes at sholmes@usm.maine.edu or 780-5767. If fewer than 5 people respond, the session may be postponed. Community members are welcome to attend sessions if space allows.

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 allied) 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.

Programs can be scheduled for your group, staff or population by contacting the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at (207) 780-5767 or sholmes@usm.maine.edu