LGBTQI Life offering Safe Zone workshop Nov. 13

The Safe Zone workshop is a three-hour interactive experience that encourages students, faculty and staff to explore their personal identities, cultural identities and privilege, and learn what it means to be an Ally.

The workshop, which takes place Nov. 13, is offered by the Office of LGBTQI Life in the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support.

After completion, attendees of the Safe Zone workshop have the choice to take a Safe Zone placard for display in their workspace if they so choose.

The visible Safe Zone placards extend a physical safe space for LGBTQI students and their allies throughout the campus. This 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.

To register for an upcoming Safe Zone workshop, visit the Safe Zone website and then join the Anchor Link page.

Contact: Petey Peterson,  (615) 322-3330