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Register for March Safe Zone workshop

Mar. 5, 2014, 11:44 AM

The next Safe Zone workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 189. Safe Zone workshops are open to all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff as well as Nashville community members.

Register to attend the workshop here.

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. The program also creates an educational experience through the Safe Zone workshop, a three-hour session that 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 the exploration of 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, contact Petey Peterson at