October 26, 2021
Safe Zone Advanced Workshop, 'A Conversation with CARE: Social Factors Contributing to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women'
Safe Zone, in the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, invites you to participate in the Safe Zone Advanced Workshop, "A Conversation With CARE: Social Factors Contributing to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women," from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, via Zoom.
This workshop will center on the social dynamics that contribute to the ongoing human-rights crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit individuals. CARE will outline historical barriers and social determinants Indigenous and Native American women, girls and two-spirit folks experience, including but not limited to the history of colonization, genocide, marginalization, geography and border town violence, intentional erasure of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit folks, and the lack of federal response. We will conclude by discussing how this impacts the continuing rise of social inequities Indigenous and Native American women, girls and two-spirit folks experience. This presentation will rely heavily on open dialogue and engagement from participants.
Safe Zone continues to be part of Kansas State University's efforts to create an open and affirming campus since the 1970s. The architects of Safe Zone created educational opportunities to teach about discrimination around sexual orientation and other minoritized identities. The expanded Safe Zone created a more comprehensive and ever-evolving effort to fit the needs of current K-State community members. Safe Zone Allies acknowledge a variety of backgrounds and identities while teaching about navigating exclusionary acts like intimidation, micro and macro aggressions, discrimination, LGBTQ-related concerns and sexual violence.
For more information, reach out to Debra Bolton, director of intercultural learning and academic success, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Brandon Haddock, student services coordinator, intercultural learning/LGBT Resources Center, at email@example.com.