Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method for this community to identify allies who are supportive of LGBTQIA communities and their issues. As one component of UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, our Safe Space Training program strives to provide a way for understanding and supportive persons within the UMKC community to promimently identify their commitment as an ally. These students, faculty, and staff proudly display a “Safe Space” sign on their doors or in their workspace to signify their commitment as a resource and open ear to our LGBTQIA community.
Spring 2016 Trainings:
Monday, February 1st, 9am-12pm Student Union 302 (RSVP by Thursday, January 28th)
Thursday, April 14th, 1pm-4pm Student Union 302 (RSVP by Tuesday, April 12th)
Hospital Hill Campus
Wednesday, March 23, 1pm-4pm Health Science Building Room 3302 (RSVP by Monday, March 21st)
Do you want to bring Safe Space to your office or organization?
Safe Space Training is a specific 3 hour training which focuses on advancing participants in four particular areas: a) knowledge of the LGBTQIA community, b) awareness of biases and privileges toward the LGBTQIA community, c) skills and steps toward inclusive action and practices, and d) awareness of resources and campus or community support services.
If you are interested in having a Safe Space Training for your group, please email email@example.com.