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Feb. 11, 2014, 10:21 AM
The February Safe Zone workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 189. Safe Zone workshops are open to all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Nashville community.
The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show his or her support.
The program also creates an educational experience through the Safe Zone workshop. The three-hour workshop encourages students, faculty and staff to explore their personal identities, cultural identities, privilege and what it means to be an ally. After attending the workshop, participants have the choice to take a Safe Zone placard.
The visible Safe Zone placards extend a physical safe space for LGBTQI students and their allies throughout campus. The program also creates ongoing educational experiences between Safe Zone members and the Vanderbilt community that encourage student, faculty and staff to explore cultural identity, values and stereotypes in order to better understand how these issues impact the greater community.
Safe Zone is run through the Office of LGBTQI Life, part of the Office of the Dean of Students.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Petey Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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