Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of identifying allies who are supportive of LGBTQI issues. As one component of the UMKC LGBTQIA Resource Center, our Safe Space Training strives to provide a way for understanding and supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. These students, faculty and staff proudly display a “Safe Space” sign on their doors and in their offices to signify their commitment as a resource and open ear. There are two campus-wide Safe Space Trainings per semester open to anyone interested.
Fall 2014 Trainings:
Monday, September 22nd, 9am-12pm Student Union 302 (RSVP by Weds, Sept 17th)
Thursday, November 6th, 1pm-4pm Student Union 302 (RSVP by Monday, November 3rd)
If you are interested in having a Safe Space Training for your group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.