Sign up for Safe Zone Workshops
Safe Zone is divided into 4 workshops lasting 1.5 hours each and are suitable for students, staff, and faculty. Completing the program will help you become a better ally for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The workshops are designed to dive deeper into tools, skills, and resources for further education. After completing all 4 workshops, participants are given a colorful Safe Zone logo in order to visibly demonstrate their support for the LGBTQ+ community. We hope you will join us!
Each workshop in the 4-part training will be offered virtually throughout the semester. It is suggested, though not required, that participants attend all 4 trainings in order:
- Safe Zone 1: Language, Labels, & Their Limits Explores the nuances in the terminology we use to discuss our gender, sexual, and romantic identities revealing language’s finite ability to express who and how we are. To prepare to engage in this workshop, check out SZ Foundations. To sign up for Safe Zone 1: Language, Labels, & Their Limits, complete the registration below.
- Safe Zone 2: Queer Histories, Queer Futures Delves into LGBTQ+ history that informs contemporary contexts, and how queer and trans activists are continuing to shape our future. To prepare to engage in this workshop, check out SZ Foundations. To sign up for Safe Zone 2, complete the registration below
- Safe Zone 3: Examining Intersectionality Uses intersectionality to focus on systems of power, how they impact our society and how they manifest in our interactions with others. To prepare to engage in this workshop, check out SZ Foundations. To sign up for Safe Zone 3, complete the registration below.
- Safe Zone 4: Advocacy Toolkits Continued development of skills we can all implement to support people with marginalized gender, sexual, and romantic identities. To prepare to engage in this workshop, check out SZ Foundations. To sign up for Safe Zone 4, complete the registration below
Safe Zone Conference: GSR is offering an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to complete all 4 workshops across 2 days (6 hours of total instruction; 3 hours per day). Participants registering for this option should plan to attend all 4 Safe Zone workshops split over the course of the 2 days. Safe Zone 1 and 2 will be held on day 1, and Safe Zone 3 and 4 will be held on day 2. See the registration form (below) for upcoming dates and times of the Safe Zone conference.
For capacity reasons, we can only make trainings available to members of the Johns Hopkins University community. For online resources available to all, please visit our resources page.
Our fall semester Safe Zone conferences will be held virtually on October 11–12 and December 6–7. Participants can take all 4 workshops or sign up for individual workshops on those dates as their schedules allow. Click the “Register Here” button to see specific information about times for each.