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LGBTQA & Social Justice Center

Workshops & Trainings

Safe Zone(r) Trainings, Department & Student Group Consultations

The Pace University LGBTQA & Social Justice Center would like to formally invite you to register for our upcoming Safe(r) Zone Trainings.

Registration is free and coffee, tea and water will be provided in the morning and lunch will be served during the training. If you have trouble registering, please email the LGBTQA Center.

Safe(r) Zone Training is an interactive and exploratory workshop that provides a foundation of knowledge to be an effective ally to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Asexual (LGBTQA) students, faculty and staff. In the training, participants will become familiar with Pace policies and resources, learn terminology, work through case studies and develop personal and departmental ally action plans. The training is interactive and participants will have opportunities to share and learn from each other as well to ask questions throughout.

All members of your department are encouraged to attend. We encourage departments to attend the trainings as a group to promote professional development. Participants will be given a Safe(r) Zone plaque upon completion of the training.

Pace students, staff and faculty have said of the training

"I now feel like I am a more informed ally. It is one thing to be an ally and to support the community, but to be knowledgeable and informed as an ally is even more powerful!”

"I really enjoyed hearing everyone’s stories of growing up, as well as learning about the terminology."

"The videos and written testimonies were extremely powerful, especially to someone like me who has never experienced discrimination based on my identity."

Bathroom Equity Training, NYC

This workshop will explore gender equity in relation to equal and safe access to public restrooms and accommodations. According to the 2011 Report on Transgender Discrimination, 52% of respondents reported being verbally harassed or disrespected in a place of public accommodation. This workshop will present some of the realities experienced by transgender and gender non conforming individuals in public facilities. The workshop will present opportunities for allies to advocate on behalf of all individuals ability to have safe access to public accommodations at Pace and beyond.