Pueblo de la Cienega Hosts Campus Wide Safe Zone Training
SafeZONE is a campus-wide training program committed to making The University of Arizona (UA) a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Created by LGBTQ Affairs and facilitated by students, staff, and faculty across UA, SafeZONE consists of a 2 ½ LGBTQ General Education session, and a 2 hour Ally Development session.
This spring semester, Advocates Coming Together member and Pueblo de La Cienega (LCIN) resident Megan Snodgrass worked with her Hall Leadership Team to bring SafeZONE into the residence halls. Over 25 students came out on two separate Wednesday evenings to attend the trainings, and enjoy dinner from local eatery Which Wich! "The Safe Zone General Education and Ally Development workshops that were hosted by LCIN were extremely helpful in fostering more awareness and understanding around issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community,” LGBTQ Affairs staff member Laura Hapemen said. “Through their efforts they were able to attract a diverse array of students to engage in dialogues about how to advocate for a more inclusive and supportive campus community."
When asked about the success of the trainings, Snodgrass had this to say: “They say if you only reach one person you're still making the world a better place, but we were fortunate enough to reach more than 25 students across the University of Arizona… I am unbelievably proud of all the work that I and my fellow hall leadership team put in to this program, and making the UA campus a safer place.”
We agree. Bravo, Megan! Thanks for doing your part to make our residence halls an inclusive place to live on campus.
5/7/2012 4:05:02 PM