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The Safe Zone Project

We offer a 2 hour workshop to train on basic issues affecting the LGBTQ community and how to be an ally. Contact our office to schedule a workshop for your office, department, or group.

Purpose

  1. Increase awareness, knowledge, and support of LGBTQ people and issues;
  2. Build a visible support network of LGBTQ Allies on URI’s campus; and
  3. Improve the campus climate for LGBTQ people at URI.

Safe Zone Facilitator:  Robert Koob

 
Safe Zone History

The Safe Zone Program evolved from the Welcome Project at URI which involved students, faculty, and staff in response to issues and needs of URI’s LGBTQ community.  In conjunction with other programs and activities sponsored by the URI GLBT Center, the Welcome Project played a significant role in advancing URI to recognition in The Advocate’s Comprehensive Guide to Colleges and Universities with the Best Programs, Services, and Student Organizations for LGBT Students.

The Safe Zone Logo is an active symbol of support for the LGBTQ community, people, families and friends.  Posting this logo publicly demonstrates one’s dedication to being an ally to the LGBTQ community.  Interested parties can get a Safe Zone logo by attending any of our Safe Zone trainings!

Safe Zone Member List

 

Safe Zone Facilitator Training 

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The Safe Zone Facilitator workshop is a 2 hour workshop that’s designed to train students, faculty, and staff on how to lead our Safe Zone Workshops and facilitate them to any group, whether on or off campus.

Purpose

  1. To explore our own awareness, knowledge, and skills concerning LGBT student, faculty, and staff terms, issues, concerns, and culture.
  2. To address group facilitation approaches.
  3. To explain the foundations and philosophies of an ally-building program.

Trained Safe Zone Facilitators

Safe Zone Facilitator: Robert Koob

 

Advanced Safe Zone Tracks

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Trans* Identities & Lives 

Trans* Identities & Lives is our first Advanced Safe Zone Track. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible for our Advanced Tracks. Trans* Identities & Lives is a 2 hour workshop that explores gender and trans* issues from a broad perspective. We learn about language, concepts, development, and more.

Purpose:

  1. To improve awareness, knowledge, and skills for trans* and gender related issues on the URI campus
  2. To improve campus climate for trans*, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer people at URI
  3. To provide a visible network of allies for the trans*, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer community at URI

Trans* Identities & Lives Facilitator: Robert Koob

 

Race and Ethnicity

 

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Race and Ethnicity is our second Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Race and Ethnicity workshop. Race and Ethnicity is a 2 hour workshop that focuses on exploring identity, social group membership, privilege, oppression, and intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.

Purpose:

  1. To understand the basic concepts surrounding identity, privilege, oppression, and intersectionality.
  2. To explore one own’s identity characteristics and how those impact interactions with others.
  3. To delineate the distinctions and interactions between race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.

Race and Ethnicity Facilitator: Dr. Annie Russell

 

 

Spirituality and Religion

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Spirituality and Religion is our second Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Spirituality and Religion workshop. Race and Ethnicity is a 2 hour workshop that focuses on exploring identity, social group membership, privilege, oppression, and intersections of spirituality, religion, sexuality, and gender.

Spirituality and Religion Facilitator: Kelly Burne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans* Identities & Lives Advanced Track Workshop

Trans* Identities & Lives is our third Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Trans* Identities & Lives workshop. Trans* Identities & Lives is a 2 hour workshop that focuses on exploring trans* identities and how the various forms of identities work together to create a unique life experience and create the individual.

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Spirituality and Religion Facilitator: Robert Koob

 

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