LGBTQIA - What do all those letters mean?
SafeZone presentations are designed to allow participants learn history, symbols, and politics that impact the LGBTQIA community. They will discuss what an individual can do to support friends and peers who may be coming out as LGBTQIA while here at NAU. Empathy begins to be developed through experiential activities for students, faculty, and staff. The presentation can be beneficial for all members of the NAU community regardless of their knowledge level and familiarity with the topic. Through SafeZone training it is our goal and our hope to make NAU as inclusive as possible for our LGBTQIA students and Allies.
This semester we will be rolling out a new version of SafeZone. The program consists of SafeZone 101“Intro to LGBTQ Communities”, SafeZone 102 “Becoming an Ally”, and SafeZone 103 “Facilitator Training”. SafeZone 101 and 102 will be offered together. Each session is 2 hours and will have a one hour break in between. SafeZone 103 is Facilitator Training and will be offered after various trainings throughout the semester.
You may attend the sessions at different times (such as 101 on one day, 102 on another day), however you do need to attend the sessions in order.
What is the SafeZone Placard?
The SafeZone placards assists with the goal of creating safe spaces for our LGBTQIA students. Individuals who display the placard after presentations show the rest of campus that they are a “Safe Zone” for individuals who identify as LGBTQIA to receive support, resources, & referrals that participants learn about in the presentation. When people attend the presentation, there is no obligation to take the placards, but they are offered to all participants. This does not signify that the participant is an expert, but that they want to be an ALLY on NAU campus.
If you are interested in learning more about SafeZone, or would like to schedule a presentation for a specific group of students, faculty, or staff, please email SafeZone@nau.edu with the following information:
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