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LGBTQ Hosts Safe Zone Training

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The University of New Mexico's LGBTQ Resource Center hosts Safe Zone training for staff and faculty at branch campuses, colleges and universities and high schools who are interested in applying safe zones for LGBTQQIA people at their campuses and schools. The training session is on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the UNM Law School in room 2404.

Safe Zone training is a three-hour training designed to increase the community's understanding and awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, intersex and ally (LGBTQQIA) issues. This training is specifically focused for those on college and high school campuses to assist them as they develop safe zone programs. Participants in the training will gain a better understanding of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia and LGBT issues in schools.

Individuals completing Safe Zone training will be able to mark their offices or work spaces with a Safe Zone sticker, showing students that these locations are safe spaces to discuss issues of sexuality and identity. Doing so can also provide a greater sense of safety and support among LGBTQ individuals on campus.

Lunch and materials will be provided.

To register, call at 505-277-0834 or email lgbtqrc@unm.edu.

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