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Program Overview

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 4-part training will be offered twice a semester, once in-person and once virtually. It is suggested, though not required, that participants attend all 4 trainings in order:

  1. 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 here.
  2. Safe Zone 2: Queer Histories, Queer Futures Delves into LGBTQIA+ 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 here.
  3. 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 here.
  4. 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 here.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about these workshops!

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.