Multicultural Programs offering safe space training

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The Office of Multicultural Programs will offer safe space training and ally certification on Thursday, Feb. 27 as part of Multicultural Education Week. Training and certification are open to all students, faculty and staff.

The first session, “Awareness and Sensitivity for the LGBTQ Community,” will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Ochre Court state dining room. Participants will learn appropriate language, constructs and theories that apply to the LGBTQ community. Tailored specifically to issues on college campuses, this educational session will serve as the platform for participants to learn more about identifying as an ally.

The second session, “Being an Active Bystander and Ally to the LGBTQ Community,” will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. in the Ochre Court state dining room. In this interactive session, participants will learn what it means to be an ally, how to respond when peers or students are in crisis, resources available to the LGBTQ community and its allies, and make a personal pledge to be an ally.

It is highly recommended that participants attend the first session before attending the second session. If you cannot attend the first session but would like to attend the second session, email mandy.hart@salve.edu.

Participants who attend both sessions will be considered certified allies for the Salve Regina community and will receive a door marker.

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