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About the Safe Zone Program

Safe Zone has been on the University of Wyoming campus since 1996 and has had countless attendees across the Laramie community.  The Safe Zone symbol appears in many areas of campus such as the Dean of Students Office, ASUW, RA’s rooms,and Admissions, among many other departments and offices. 

Safe Zone is a student run educational program based out of the Campus Activities Center. Safe Zone is geared towards creating an inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA community via workshop style presentations. The issues covered in Safe Zone trainings include, but are not limited to, stereotypes, language, and inequalities. Through this awareness, Safe Zone strives to improve campus climate as well as create a visible support network of allies on campus.

Starting in Spring 2015, Safe Zone began offering an updated version of three educational sessions including an introductory LGB 101, Gender Identity, and Visible Ally Training. Each of these sessions should be attended sequentially, as each one covers more advanced material. If you are just getting started, LGB 101 should be your first stop, as it will begin with basic vocabulary and activities to begin exploring different aspects of the community.  The Gender Identity session dives a little bit deeper with a specific focus on the trans* community. The Visible Ally workshop is for those individuals who are interested in a commitment to being an ally.  To become a ally, a person must participate in a workshop where the participants will be asked to examine their personal beliefs and, if they choose, share their thoughts with other participants and the presenter. At the end of your journey, you will receive a placard of completion from Safe Zone.

Ideally a participant in the Safe Zone Visible Ally workshop will have completed the LGB 101 (or a comparable version of) and Gender Identity prior to attending.

For more information or to sign up to RSVP to a Safe Zone training, please contact the the Safe Zone Coordinator at safezone@uwyo.edu or by calling 307-766-6340. Safe Zone is located in the Campus Activities Center in Wyoming Union 012. 

 

Safe Zone Team

 

Jennifer

  Jennifer Kirk

  Assistant Director | Campus Activities Center
  Wyoming Union 012
  307-766-6340 | jkirk3@uwyo.edu 

  Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

On occasion, we look to add volunteer facilitators to our team! If you are interested, please contact us at safezone@uwyo.edu! 

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