September 5, 2017
Safe Zone trainings for fall 2017
Safe Zone will offer two updated introductory trainings for faculty and staff, and the new Safe Zone 360 program for undergraduate students in fall 2017. Six advanced trainings for individuals who have been through the introductory training also are available.
The purpose of the K-State Safe Zone program is to create allies for oppressed, marginalized and silenced groups. Allies are remarkably effective at promoting positive change in the dominant culture. Safe Zone acknowledges the intersectionality of diversity by educating and fostering respect for multifaceted personal identities — e.g., sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, class, religion, ability status, etc. By placing a Safe Zone sticker or button on an office door, backpack, or laptop, Safe Zone allies signify they are someone who will support and advocate for people with oppressed, marginalized or silenced identities.