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.
Current Safe Zone Workshop Sessions
We are very excited to announce the launch of our revamped Safe Zone program! Safe Zone is an interactive and comprehensive workshop to provide education about the LGBTQ+ identities and terminology, the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and provide some tools to begin and/or continue your practice of allyship! This workshop is to help provide you with the basic tool kit for your LGBTQ+ allyship practice!
The LGBT Resource Center will be hosting one (1) Safe Zone workshop each quarter for the 2018-2019 academic year, including one (1) offered in Summer.
The LGBTRC will accept requests for personalized Safe Zone trainings for department on a case by case basis, dependant upon staff availablity and other factors (audience size, location, etc.). If you would like to request a Safe Zone training outside from our regularly scheduled quarterly trainings, please contact Ash Preston, Program Coordinator, (email@example.com) to schedule a meeting to begin coordination of the training.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Program Coordinator, Ash Preston at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request a Speaker's Bureau Panel, LGBT 101s, or other Workshops
The LGBTRC at UCI is happy to provide education to the larger UCI community, including but limited to: campus departments, student organizations, classroom courses, etc. Currently, upon request, we can offer the following workshops:
LGBTQ 101 (Basic vocabulary and pronoun usage)
What is the LGBTRC? (Information about the LGBTRC, its resources, and services)
Panels (Coordinated LGBT student speakings to talk and share experiences and knowledge in a question and answer format)
If you are interested in coordinating a presentation or panel, please stop by the LGBT Resource Center or contact the LGBTRC Program Coordinator directly at email@example.com for any questions or requests. When contacting about a presentation request, please be sure to include in your request: your name, location, time, date, number of participants, and reason for requesting the presentation. The more information given, the better we can provide education and services for you.
This request MUST be submitted a minimum of 2 - 3 weeks in advance of the workshop request date.
***Important Notice for Workshop Requests***
If you would like to request a workshop other than those listed above, a more advance request will be necessary.
For campus departments: If you would like to request a training outside of those offered above, a mandatory requirement of the majority of your department must be Safe Zone trained already. This is to insure that there is a base knowledge before we work to develop a custom training for your department. Thank you for understanding.