Thank you for your interest in the The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center’s Educational Trainings.
We provide three different opportunities for educational trainings/panels. Below you can read a brief description of each of the available options.
Safe Zone is a three-hour training designed to educate and empower participants to be agents of change against issues faced by individuals across the gender and sexuality spectrums. While creating “safe spaces” for individuals is the long-term goal, it is not fair to guarantee safety to anyone. Our program works to inspire folks to craft their own strategy for being affirming and inclusive individuals for others. By doing so, we hope to create a network of folks who are dedicated to creating and sustaining a long-term safe community.
Speak OUT is a speaker’s bureau that presents panels of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied UNC students who share their personal stories about being LGBTQ and allies on campus and well beyond, and respond to questions and comments from an audience.
This year, the office is providing a new training for students called "Straight Facts About Queer Life". Similar to a Safe Zone, this is a three-hour training about the challenges queer and trans folks face and what students can do to be a better advocate for students across the gender and sexuality spectrums.