Safe Zone and TRANSformation

Safe Zone is a dynamic and interactive workshop designed to develop, enhance and maintain culturally competent and supportive environments on Georgia State University’s campus for Gender and Sexuality Minorities (GSM), as well as heterosexual, cisgender and other people who are interested in diversity, equality and inclusion. Additionally, Safe Zone establishes an identifiable network of individuals who can provide support, information and a safe place for GSM persons within the campus community. Those who have committed to being safe zone allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically pertaining to members of the GSM community, are not tolerated. Safe Zone presentations can be adapted to meet the particular needs of classes, organizations or campus entities.

To schedule a Safe Zone workshop outside of the scheduled dates, please submit a Safe Zone workshop request.

Register for a scheduled student Safe Zone workshop.
Register for a scheduled faculty and staff Safe Zone workshop.

Safe Zone learning goals:

  • identify and comprehend core terminology of the GSM community
  • identify multiple ways of being a successful ally for the GSM community
  • identify how gender and sexuality are socially constructed
  • identify oppression experienced by various identities of the GSM community
  • identify mental health issues experienced by GSM and resources available

TRANSformation
This workshop is designed to develop, enhance and maintain culturally competent and supportive environments on Georgia State University’s campuses for the Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community as well as allies who are interested in diversity, equality and inclusion. TRANSformation establishes an identifiable network of individuals who can provide support, information and a safe place for TGNC persons within the campus community. Those who are committed to being TGNC allies indicate that bigotry and discrimination, specifically pertaining to members of the TGNC community, are not tolerated.

Please register for a TRANSformation workshop here.

TRANSformation learning goals:

  • articulate terminology and language used by and for TGNC people to better communicate and effectively work with this community
  • develop an understanding of gender identity that differs from biological sex to create and understand the various levels of oppression faced by this community
  • identify the historical and contemporary contexts of TGNC people to gain a clearer understanding of the various identities within this community
  • gain exposure to the experiences of TGNC people to help gain a better understanding of the barriers faced
  • recognize TGNC experiences of gender by acknowledging TGNC personal experiences of oppression
  • discover appropriate ways to be an ally, engage in advocacy and activism supporting the TGNC community through activities and discussion