Not Safe Zone certified yet? Don’t forget to sign up for a training session! There are two sessions in Winter Quarter.
1. January 28th and 30th (Monday and Wednesday), 5-7pm
2. February 19th and 21st (Tuesday and Thursday), 3-5pm
(you must attend both sessions to be considered trained)
Both locations are TBA. People can sign up here: http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu/safezone.html.
Safe Zone is a symbol of the University of California, Irvine’s commitment to diversity and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community on campus. Open to any campus affiliate, the program will train individuals to identify as Allies that are informed, supportive, and affirming of our LGBT communities at UCI. Safe Zone will create a more welcoming campus climate for LGBT and Ally faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, the program will foster a community that can network and embrace sexual and gender identities.
Registration is available online: www.lgbtrc.uci.edu
Speaker’s Bureau Training
Interested in sharing your story? The LGBTRC’s Speaker’s Bureau is looking for new volunteers who are willing to speak about their personal experiences as LGBT or an ALLY in order to raise more awareness toward LGBT issues at UCI.
· A mandatory 2-day training session will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 and 29 at 4:30 pm – 7:00pm!
For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.lgbtrc.uci.edu
The Speakers Bureau is composed of a group of trained speakers who share their personal journeys as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or ally individuals on panel presentations. Audiences are encouraged to ask questions to get an idea of some of the emotions, struggles or accomplishments involved in the LGBT/Ally student or staff member’s life.
Panels are often presented at the conclusions of workshops, which are offered with a number of additional services. Educational workshops are designed and delivered by peer counselors, focusing on a range of LGBT/Ally issues, or on a specific topic that is usually requested. Through lecture, discussion, panel presentations or interactive exercises, workshops are able to open up dialogue within an audience, helping participants to examine and assess their previous knowledge of LGBT issues.
Workshops and panels are geared towards creating a greater understanding of the LGBT community, and are available for academic classes, residence halls, cultural clubs and other campus organizations. If you are interested in arranging a workshop you may stop by the LGBT Resource Center or contact Matt Espino at email@example.com for any questions or to fill out a workshop request form click here.