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K-State Today

April 20, 2017

Final Safe Zone introductory training of semester is today

Submitted by Anna Waugh

The last Safe Zone introductory training for the semester will be 3:30-5 p.m. April 20 in 113 Leadership Studies Building.

This workshop will include presentations from the CARE office, Office of Student Life, Counseling Services, LGBT Resources Center and the Office of Institutional Equity. Attendees will learn basic helping skills, such as how to make referrals and active listening techniques.

The purpose of Safe Zone is to provide "safe zones" throughout the K-State campus where individuals affected by homophobia, hateful acts and violence can go for support and assistance. K-State faculty, staff, students and community members can become Safe Zone allies as a way to publicly show their commitment to equality across campus.

Safe Zone has been a part of K-State's atmosphere since the 1970s when it was initially started to help those facing discrimination because of sexual orientation. After a revitalization of the program in 2002, Safe Zone is ever-evolving to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies are now educated to address a variety of topics such as hateful acts like bullying or discrimination and sexual violence.

To register for this event or learn more about Safe Zone, please visit k-state.edu/safezone/

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