Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Safe Zone at The New School

The New School is beginning a new Safe Zone program!

The Safe Zone program seeks to increase the visible presence of student, staff and faculty allies who help create a university culture that is accepting of all people including their sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or any other difference. To accomplish this culture of safety and acceptance, training is offered to members of The New School community on how to create these spaces that are highly visible and easily identifiable to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) persons.

Safe Zone training begins soon- this Friday, October 15th. Those who undergo the training will proudly display the Safe Zone logo outside their room or office. SAFE ZONE training is designed to raise awareness and greater understanding of students, faculty, and staff who identify as LGBTQI. People displaying the SAFE ZONE sign have taken the SAFE ZONE workshop and have pledged to be positive, supportive and LGBTQI-affirming.

If you are interested in taking the Safe Zone workshop and showing your support as LGBTQI or as a Gay-Ally … then you're a good person! and the opportunity will be available to you. Contact or keep your eyes peeled for information as we make it available to you on The New School Website or on your floor's info boards.

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