January 23, 2014

Safe Space Programs Focused on LGBT Community

The Diversity Committee has announced the first open trainings of the Spring Semester for Safe Space 1 and 2.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

The WIT Safe Space program increases the visible presence of student, faculty, and staff allies to create an accepting and welcoming culture regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  This program will train allies on issues affecting the campus LGBT community while also reviewing resources available both on campus and in the Boston area. 

Safe Space 1 Training

  • Monday, January 27th, 2014
  • Noon- 1:00 p.m.
  • Flanagan Campus Center 103, Alumni Room

Training will help students, faculty and staff answer questions like “How can I best support our LGBT students?”, “What does LGBTQ even mean?”, and “What do I do if someone tells me they are gay?” The training is an interactive hour-long presentation in which you will gain invaluable tools and resources for continuing to support our LGBT community at Wentworth. It is a great opportunity to expand your own knowledge and understanding about the LGBT community and the “coming out” process. Afterwards, you will be given an official Safe Space sticker to display within your own workspace, office, residence hall room, etc. to help others know you are an Ally on campus.

Safe Space 2 Training

  • Monday, January 27th, 2014
  • Noon- 1:00 p.m.
  • Flanagan Campus Center, 003

For those who have participated in Safe Space 1, the Diversity Committee announces Safe Space 2, which dives deeper into the issues facing the LGBT community with an emphasis on the trans* community. The session will cover basic definitions (and why there is an “*” after the word “trans*”), common myths within the community, and practical ways in which we can better serve the trans* community at Wentworth. This is another step in the journey of being an ally.

Please RSVP to diversity@wit.edu.

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