Safe Zone Program
BGSU Safe Zone
The Safe Zone Project at Bowling Green State University promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people. This workshop series provides education concerning LGBTQ+ issues and seeks to improve the environment for LGBTQ+ people. The project's main goal is to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ Community.
Safe Zone Goals
- To increase awareness of LGBTQ+ people and issues.
- To create gender inclusive change on our campus and in our society.
- To form an awareness of the impact intersectionality has in influencing our understanding of identities and systems.
- To improve the climate for LGBTQ+ people at BGSU.
- To make allies visible to and involved with LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.
About Safe Zone
Since homophobia and limited understanding negatively impact LGBTQ+ individuals, efforts to make the LGBTQ+ population feel welcome in any environment are needed. The Safe Zone project identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people.
The Safe Zone project launched into a full campaign in fall 2012. We are able to offer the Safe Zone workshop to every department, student group, or program on campus that we can.
In order to create the most widespread Safe Zone program that truly reaches all of the BGSU community, we need help facilitating the workshop. Please consider giving back to the community and assisting us in educating people about LGBTQ+ issues. If you are interested in being a facilitator for the Safe Zone workshops, please contact Dr. Katie Stygles. This is an opportunity to build your skills and provide a necessary service at the same time!
Fall 2019 Safe Zone Series Workshops
** You are strongly encouraged to register in advance for these workshops. Please click on Register Here **
Safe Zone 101 Workshops
The goal of this workshop is to provide foundational education regarding LGBTQ+ issues and to build a support network of allies for BGSU's LGBTQ+ community.
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 - 5:30-8:30 p.m., 427 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 - 4:30-7:30 p.m., 427 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Friday, October 18th, 2019 - 1:00-4:00 p.m., 427 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 - 6:00-9:00 p.m., 427 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Trans 101 Workshops
The goal of this workshop is continued education, reflection, and action to create gender inclusive change on our campus and in our society.
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 p.m., 303 Education Building
The goal of this workshop is to form an awareness of the impact intersectionality has in influencing our understanding of identities and systems as well as in informing and shaping our activism.
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 - 5:00-7:00 p.m., 208 Bowen-Thompson Student Union
Email Dr. Katie Stygles with questions.