SZ Foundations provide students, faculty, and staff with an introduction to the themes, concepts, identities, and Hopkins context that will be further explored in the Safe Zone workshops. These resources provide an additional opportunity to engage with the material that will be reinforced in the individual Safe Zone workshops. Safe Zone workshops will touch on the SZ Foundations topics as a brief refresher, but will assume familiarity with them so that the workshops can go deeper into the work. As such, it is recommended—though not required—that participants review the SZ Foundations for the corresponding Safe Zone workshop in the week leading up.
Additionally, students, faculty, and staff do not need to be registered for a particular workshop to explore the resources offered in the Safe Zone Foundations resource guides!
Need more of a refresher? Check out our Supporting Chosen Names and Pronouns page, our LGBTQ Glossary, or our Introduction to Transgender Identities page.
Click on the workshop you are taking to review the SZ Foundations resources
SZ Foundations for Safe Zone 1
These resources will help prepare you for Safe Zone workshop 1: Language, Labels, and their Limits
Supporting Chosen Names and Pronouns
‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know
SZ Foundations for Safe Zone 2
These resources will help prepare you for Safe Zone workshop 2: Queer Histories, Queer Futures
Episode of podcast Making Gay History “Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970”
Episode of podcast LGBTQ&A “Alok Vaid-Menon: Trans People Have Always Existed”
Trans Oral History Project: Miss Major on Stonewall
The Stonewall You Know Is a Myth. And That’s O.K. | NYT Celebrating Pride
SZ Foundations for Safe Zone 3
These resources will help prepare you for Safe Zone workshop 3: Examining Intersectionality
PDF Document: Intersectionality explained (Academic article)
The urgency of intersectionality
SZ Foundations for Safe Zone 4
These resources will help prepare you for our Safe Zone workshop 4: Allyship Toolkits
What does it mean to be an ally?
PDF Document: Microaggressions
PDF Document: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send
Teaching Beyond the Gender Binary in the University Classroom