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Safe Zone Ally Training


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Safe Zone Ally Training

Safe Zone training is a voluntary program designed to reduce prejudice and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The Safe Zone program makes no assumptions regarding the reasons people choose not to participate. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, an ally is someone joined with another for a common purpose. Tulane’s safe zone program describes allies as persons who may or may not be a part of the LGBTQ community but have chosen to be identified and available as resources to offer confidential support, respect, assistance, and accurate information related to LGBTQ issues and concerns. Allies are people who believe in the human rights of all people and demonstrate this by their presence and actions, their acceptance and celebration of diversity among all people.

The Tulane Safe Zone Program has been re-established, with a growing population of a visible network of trained faculty, staff, and students who provide confidential support, assistance, and reliable information to other faculty, staff, and students regarding issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Following the training, participants have the option of agreeing to be an ally and thus are identified by an ALLY decal displayed on their office or residence hall doors or they can choose not to sign the pledge if they feel they are still not comfortable serving as a confidential resource.

The Safe Zone ALLY symbol provides a message to members of the LGBTQ community (including students, faculty, and staff) that the person displaying the symbol is a person who has completed the Safe Zone training, has decided to be an active and visible ally, can be trusted to maintain confidentiality, and will respond to the individual with understanding, support, and empathy.

Displaying the Safe Zone symbol does NOT mean that you are LGBTQ, or that you will participate in any LGBTQ-related activities.

To become a member of Tulane’s Safe Zone program, you simply have to complete a 2 hour interactive training sessionthat is tailored to meet the needs of the participants, but also offer a core set of values and information. The training is not intended to be an ultimate source of information. The purpose is to give you an abbreviated insight and foundation into the LGBTQ community. This training will provide each member with the tools necessary to be an effective LGBTQ ally.

 

Safe Zone Ally Facilitator Team

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Tulane Safe Zone Ally Facilitation Team?

We are seeking faculty, staff and upper level students who are able to facilitate at least one workshop per academic semester.  We would love to have your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm as part of our Allies Facilitation Team!

In order to participate, we are asking the following:

·         Complete and submit the Safe Zone Ally Facilitator Application (Click link to access application)

·         Attend a 4 hour facilitator's training workshop presented by the  Safe Zone Ally Program Team date to be determined.  

You will walk away from this training with the information and skills you need to facilitate a two-hour training that we offer throughout each semester. These trainings educate the Tulane community about the LGBTQ community and prepare them to create safe spaces on campus as Allies!  It is a fulfilling and valuable experience.


 Facilitator Application Timeline:

Summer Applications due: July 15, 2011

Selection of initial applicants notified:  July 20, 2011

4-hour facilitator training:  July 29, 2011

 

Fall Applications due: September 15, 2011

Selection of initial applicants notified:  October 1, 2011

4-hour facilitator training:  October TBD, 2011

 

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 studnaff@tulane.edu