UCI LGBT Resource Center

Workshops

What is Safe Zone?

Safe Zone is a symbol of the University of California, Irvine ’s commitment to diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community on campus. Open to any campus affiliate, the program trains individuals to identify as Allies that are informed, supportive, and affirming of the LGBTQA community at UC Irvine. Safe Zone creates a more welcoming campus climate for LGBTQ and Ally faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the program fosters a community network that embraces sexual and gender diversity.

Safe Zone: Practice of Allyship Educational Workshops

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The LGBTRC will be offering a new version of our Safe Zone: Practice of Allyship workshop this Fall 2020. To be serve the new virtual format and distance learning, Safe Zone has been broken down into three workshops for any of the UCI community to join. While attending all is not mandatory, we highly encourage folx to do so in order to help create their practice of allyship for the LGBTQ+ Community and to gather all educational material and resources offered throughout the three workshops.

  1. LGBTQ+ Vocabulary
    “This workshop is an introduction into the LGBTQ+ ‘alphabet soup,’ emphasizing important identities and experiences. Learn important vocabulary, the evolving language of identity, and tips to begin your practice of allyship to support the LGBTQ+ community.”
    Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:30 - 11:00 AM PST
    Click here to attend!

  2. Isms, Phobias, & Microaggressions
    “This workshop is an introduction into the experiences of oppression and privilege. Learn about the different levels oppression can occur, the isms and phobias that affect the LGBTQ+ community specifically, and tips to continue your practice of allyship against anti-LGBTQ+ behaviors.”
    Friday, November 20, 2020, 9:30 - 11:00 AM PST
    Click here to attend!

  3. Trends & LGBTQ+A (with LGBT Pro Staff)
    “This workshop shares the biggest trends happening with UCI students who identify as LGBTQ+. Join to ask any question you may have to LGBT professional staff to answer, no question is too big or too small, and get personalize advice to continue your practice of allyship for the LGBTQ+ community.”
    Friday, December 11, 2020, 9:30 - 11:00 AM PST
    Click here to attend!

If you have any questions, please email Ash Preston (ash.preston@uci.edu).