SafeZone Training

Organized by the Q Center in Campus Life, the Safe Zone series is designed to engage participants in information and activities that examine ways that each of us, in our own daily interactions and roles, can make a positive impact on the lives and experiences of marginalized students, employees, friends, and family members. The facilitators first focus on up-to-date vocabulary and concepts, the current political environment and basic data to create a shared language and understanding of critical issues for LGBTQIA+ people and allies.

Safe Zone workshops engage participants in activities that build cultural competency for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other gender and sexual minority (LGBTQ+) people from the classroom to the boardroom. Participants take away practical skills and understanding of current language and issues affecting our LGBTQ+ community members.

Together, we work toward identifying changes in behavior at the individual level and culture at the organizational level that will increase equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ people on campus.

 
 

SafeZone Training

May be conducted by Dr. Chris Hinesley or one of his trained graduate assistants.


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    What is a SafeZone?

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    How does creating SafeZones
    support the mission of RIT?

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    Why do pronouns matter?

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    What current definitions and
    terms should I use?

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    How are sexual orientation and
    gender identity different?

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    What current and pending
    legislation is important to
    LGBTQIA+ people?

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    How can I be a supportive ally
    to LGBTQIA+ people?

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    Why should I care about this?

 

Dr. Chris Hinesley

Director, Q Center

Dr. Hinesley is the current director of the Q Center, as well as an adjunct faculty member within the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. He provides resources and guidance to all those at RIT within the LGBTQIA+ community, be they students, faculty, or staff.

Dr. Hinesley offers many trainings available to RIT departments, student clubs, and everything in between. Each is focused on education of LGBTQIA+ issues, and supporting a welcoming environment for those within the community.

For more information, please contact Dr. Hinesley at chhgsm@rit.edu