Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program is geared towards developing awareness and training faculty and staff on campus to assist and serve as resources and support networks for the university LGBTQA community. Members of this subcommittee train new Safe Zone participants and further enhance and develop the University Safe Zone program. The University Safe Zone program requires interested members to keep the program up to date with scholarly knowledge and trends occurring within the community. The Safe Zone training focuses on the following four components:

  1. Developing Awareness & Supporting LGBTQA+ Individuals
  2. Knowledge Building
  3. Skill & Ally Development
  4. Best Practices & Application in Higher Education

The training is rooted in a straightforward helping and listening model approach that includes: Basic understanding of issues the LGBTQ student community faces, knowledge of the basic LGBTQA terminology, the development & application of basic listening and helping skills and developing an understanding of community resources and referrals.

For more information please contact the Safe Zone Subcommittee co-chairs:

SAFE ZONE TRAINING SCHEDULE FY 2018-2019 

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator(s)

Friday, September 7, 2018

10:00am12:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Bill Newburry, Jake Burns, Arturo Gonzalez

Thursday, September 27, 2018

1:00pm-3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Hazel Hooker, Bill Newburry, TBD

Monday, October 15, 2018

1:00pm3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Steven Sweat, Andrew Naylor, Hazel Hooker

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

10:00am12:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Gisela Vega, Bill Newburry, Carlos Fernandez

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

1:00pm-- 3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Pam Castillo, TBD, TBD

Monday, January 14, 2019

10:00am –12:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Bill Newburry, Carlos Fernandez

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1:00pm – 3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Andrew Naylor, Luis Restrepo

Monday, March 15, 2019

10:00am-12:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Carlos Fernandez, Jeanette Cruz, Frank Fajardo

Friday, April 12, 2019

1:00pm-3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Jake Burns, Steven Sweat

SAFE ZONE TRAIN THE TRAINER TRAINING SCHEDULE FY 2018-2019

Date

Time

Location

Facilitator(s)

Monday, July 16, 2018

1:00pm-3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Gisela Vega, Jake Burns

Friday, December 7, 2018

1:00pm – 3:00pm

GC 216 (MPAS Conference Room)

Steven Sweat, Frank Fajardo

 

Looking for a safe space on campus? Want to talk to a Safe Zone member? Below are some of our Safe Zone Members

SAFE ZONE Participants Partial List

Name

Name

Name

Jennifer Abeloff

Marc Mobley

Kate Kominars

Manuel Nino

Korrin Anderson

Sabrena Okeefe

 

Bronwen Bares Pelaez

Adis Orta

Stephanie M. Bello

Ebonie Parris

Mark MacGowan

Samantha Postigo

Shimon D. Cohen

Miriam Potocky

Shane Landrum

Gladys Ramos

Meira Langsam

Jackie Rojas

 

Elise Linder

Nanett Rojas

Hui Huang

David Saltman

Walter Maldonado

Paul Stuart

Kathryne Collins

Kelly Sydnor

Marguerite Cooke-William

Gisela P. Vega

Jennifer Cooper

Frank Fajardo

Jeannette Cruz

Carlos Fernandez

Lourdes Martin

Jacob Burns

Beatrice Farnsworth

William Newburry

Joanna Garcia

Justin Santoli

Jeffrey McNamee

Arturo Gonzalez

Carolyn Meeker

Hazel Hooker

Victoria Gray

Steven Sweat

Maria “Paola” Guedes

Andrew Naylor

Maria Gutierrez

Jose Miranda

 

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