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K-State Today

September 30, 2020

Safe Zone Advanced Workshop covering 'The Realities of Interpersonal Violence on College Campuses'

Submitted by Debra Bolton

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The Safe Zone program, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites anyone who has completed a Safe Zone Introductory Workshop to take the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop hosted by the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education, or CARE, from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, via Zoom. This workshop is the first of five workshops throughout the month of October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In this first workshop, participants will learn about the realities of interpersonal violence on college campuses, beginning with baseline definitions, staggering statistics, and a conversation related to common myths and misconceptions. Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing how one's power, positionality, and privilege(s) influences interpersonal violence.

Register online for the Oct. 2 Safe Zone Advance Workshop with CARE.

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 dbolton@k-state.edu; or Brandon Haddock, student services coordinator, intercultural learning/LGBT Resources Center, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at bhaddock@k-state.edu.