A & B - Safe Space, An Introduction: Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment for the LGBTQIA+ Spectrum

9:30 - 11:20 AM - both breakout times

Zoom room: https://sinclair.zoom.us/j/81761850353?pwd=MnVtcFVvNFFMOThjZmtjSTM3S1haQT09

Safe Space Training seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming campus community by equipping staff and faculty to identify and recognize signs of prejudice against LGBTQIA+ persons, use words and actions that demonstrate respect for all persons, and lead the way in fostering respectful interactions among individuals and groups on the Sinclair campus and in the larger community.

This training will be 2 50-minutes sessions that are sequential.  Participants will need to have attended Session One to be able to attend Session Two.  Session One will provide an overview of the history and current state of LGBTQIA+ issues, both in the world at large, and here at Sinclair.  Session Two will be a discussion of matters related to the various LGBTQIA+ communities, in which participants will be invited to submit questions (anonymously, if preferred) to a panel of people with varying levels of involvement in the LGBTQIA+ communities that have committed themselves to be allies and advocates.  Ideally, this portion will take the form of an informal discussion, in an effort to capture the complexity and ever-changing landscape of LGBTQIA+ issues.

Participants will learn to:

1.  use empirical data to build an LGBTQIA+ advocacy toolkit.

2. identify and use appropriate vocabulary related to the LGBTQIA+ communities.

3. promote an LGBTQIA+ inclusive culture.

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