My name is Hannah Lang and I am in charge of Safe Zone training at St. John’s with Spectrum. I am reaching out to you because you have expressed interest in going through Safe Zone training. I would love to welcome you to this awesome program and help you learn more about the GSM community and how you can help us be stronger.
Just to give you a little more information about SafeZone, it essentially is a cultural competency and ally training for all members of the SJU community. The primary mission of the Safe Zone Program is to create a means through which we can consistently support the LGBTQ+ community in their personal growth development while honoring and celebrating the whole person. SJU’s Safe Zone program seeks to:
-Train those participants in a broad model that will address inner prejudices and/or conflict allowing them to provide more authentic support for students.
-Heighten awareness of current issues affecting LGBTQ+ people at St. John’s University
-Recognize the needs and identities of gender and sexual minority students in university-wide programming
-Easily identify individuals who are empathetic and informed about GSM issues who are willing and able to provide support, information, and confidentiality.
Essentially, we will be giving you the tools to be a good ally to the community at St. John’s and beyond. It’s a great way to get involved in leadership within Spectrum, and gives you a lot of information that is necessary to help be a better, more visible ally and a source of support for other LGBTQ+ people.
The training will be Saturday, November 5th, from 1-5pm in DAC 311. Food will be provided.
We only have a limited number of slots for this training, so if you are interested, please confirm your attendance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
I can’t wait to have you all be a part of this awesome opportunity. Again, please be in touch with your confirmation or if you have any questions. Thanks!