June 23, 2020
SafeZone trainings offered this week from LGBT and CARE
The Safe Zone program, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites faculty, staff and community members to take part in Advanced Safe Zone Trainings. This Friday, June 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. the Center for Advocacy Response and Education will present "Moving from Individual to Communal Response: Working with Survivors of Trauma with Diverse Identities," via Zoom.
In partnership with Safe Zone, the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, will present Advanced Safe Zone training on how we can shift from an individual to a communal response when working and supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. Special focus will be placed on ways to use an intersectional, trauma-informed framework when supporting victims/survivors.
Safe Zone continues to be part of Kansas State University's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. Safe Zone was created to help those facing sexual orientation discrimination. Revitalization of the initiative in 2002 created a more comprehensive and ever-evolving Safe Zone effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Allies become educated to help those coming from a variety of backgrounds and identities with needs concerning exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns or sexual violence.
For more information, contact Debra Bolton, director of intercultural learning and academic success, at email@example.com; or Brandon Haddock, coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.