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Salisbury University
A Maryland University of National Distinction
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

Office of Institutional Equity

Initiatives & Programs

Safe Space Workshops

Spring 2017 Events

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Students, faculty and staff located in one of our satellite locations may be able to participate remotely through the University System of Maryland’s Interactive Video Network. Contact Helena Hill at hlhill@salisbury.edu for additional information.

Description

The Office of Institutional Equity is pleased to host Safe Space training throughout the year. These training events are free and open to all University faculty, staff and students.

The Safe Space workshop is an innovative, dynamic, hands-on approach to creating safe space for all; focusing specifically on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community.  From the classroom bully to the unintentional exclusion by use of certain language, LGBTQIA people frequently find themselves excluded and uncomfortable in a variety of settings. This workshop aims to reduce the often unwelcoming and even hostile environments in which LGBTQIA people navigate in their daily lives. Workshop participants will explore their role and responsibility in creating a more welcoming environment at work, school, and in our communities. All attendees will leave the workshop with greater understanding and workable solutions for promoting Safe Spaces of Respect, Acceptance, and Support for all.

Objectives

  • Participants will develop an understanding of the lived experiences of LGBTQIA people through current statistics and examples

  • Participants will be able to identify sources of unwelcoming behaviors in a variety of settings

  • Participants will become more familiar with and comfortable in using  LGBTQIA-inclusive terminology

  • Participants will learn to dispel negative stereotypes and develop strategies to create more welcoming and inclusive environments for LGBTQIA people

  • Participants will be able to recognize many of the issues and scenarios that LGBTQIA people experience in their workplace, community or school and formulate effective responses

Registration

The registration form and a list of upcoming training dates is available on our RSVP page. Attendance at the training session is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you would like more information, or if you would like to schedule a training session for your department/group, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity.

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