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Safe Zone Ally Training


What is an Ally?

Allies are people who (a) may or may not identify as part of the LGBTIQ community (b) value the human rights of all people, including the right to gender and sexual diversity (c) demonstrate their values through visible presence and actions (d) seek accurate information related to LGBTIQ issues (e) and, choose to be identified and available to offer confidential support, assistance, and accurate information to others regarding LGBTIQ issues.


How to Become an Ally

The Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity offers three workshops throughout the year for faculty, staff and students:
1. Safe Zone: LGBTIQA 101 Workshop
2. Trans 101 Workshop
3. Facilitator Workshop
Individuals and groups can register for each workshop from this page. See below for more details.

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Safe Zone: LGBTIQA 101 Workshop
During this two-hour training, designed for all Tulane students, staff, and faculty, participants will gain introductory knowledge about how they can be an effective ally to LGBTIQA-identified individuals and those questioning their sexuality.  Once familiar with the various LGBTIQA resources available on campus, you will be given an Ally sticker to place in your office or dorm so that students, faculty and staff know that you are part of a campus-wide network that supports LGBTIQA-identified individuals. All workshops are free.

Upcoming Safe Zone Workshops
August 15, 2014: (FULL: No more registrations accepted)
September 15, 2014: (FULL: No more registrations accepted)
September 25, 2014: 4-5:30pm (LBC Reiss Room)
October 28, 2014: 5:30-7:30pm (LBC: 208)
December 4, 2014: 5:30-7:30pm (LBC: 210)
February 26, 2015: 4-6pm (LBC: 208)
April 30, 2015: 4-6pm (LBC: 208)
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Trans 101 Workshop
This 2-hour workshop for faculty, students, and staff answers some of the most common questions about transgender issues.  Participants will gain introductory knowledge about how they can be an effective ally to transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer-identified individuals, as well as those, those developing or questioning their gender identity. Sponsored by the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD).  All workshops are free.

Upcoming Trans 101 Workshops
September 8, 2014: 5-6 PM (LBC 210)
January 22, 2015: 5-6 PM (LBC 210)
March 10, 2015: 5-6 PM (LBC 210)
March 23, 2015: 4-6PM (LBC 210)

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Facilitator Trainings
Have you already gone through Safe Zone Workshop? Would you like to help us make these workshops available throughout the year?  This is a two-hour training designed for Tulane graduate students, staff and faculty who have already gone through the Safe Zone Workshop and are seeking to become facilitator. During this training participants will learn how to lead Safe Zone Workshops. As a facilitator you will be asked to co-facilitate 3 trainings over the academic year--one before the fall semester begins and at least one during the fall and spring semesters.

Upcoming Facilitator Trainings
October 7, 2014  3-5pm (LBC 206) OPEN registration
December 5, 2014  3-5pm (LBC 209)  OPEN registration
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LOCATION: All workshops are held in the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), which is located on the uptown campus. If the exact room is not listed above, please check the information desk or kiosks throughout the building for the location on the date that you are attending. Contact ogsd@tulane.edu with any concerns or questions.

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 studnaff@tulane.edu