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Safe Zone Training Friday

Every person needs someone to talk to and UHD's Safe Zone Program ensures lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, faculty and staff have just that. If you are interested in attending and learning more about what a Safe Zone is and/or if you are interested in joining the UHD Safe Zone Program's network of support please attend the training program this Friday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the White Oak Room of A-300.

The program seeks to provide LGBTQ students with a network of individuals who are empathic and informed with regard to LGBTQ struggles. In order to increase the visibility of these empathic individuals, resources like posters, buttons, stickers and more are available to faculty and staff allies who have been trained and who are willing to provide confidential support and information to students.

The purpose of the Safe Zone Program at UHD is three-fold: to provide support to LGBTQ students and their allies; to confront ignorance, hatred and apathy related to LGBTQ issues; and to provide a safe environment to those students, faculty and staff who do not wish to remain "in the closet."

Safe Zone training is open to any UHD community member, but space is limited. Please contact John Hudson, assistant professor, at hudsonj@uhd.edu should you have any questions.

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