UNH Safe Zones

Academic Classes
UNH Safe Zones Request Form

Bringing a UNH Safe Zones program to your academic class can be an excellent way to address LGBTQ issues within your curriculum! We offer flexible programming options on a variety of engaging LGBTQ and Ally topics using interactive formats, and can "tailor" programs based on the focus of your class. NOTE: This form should only be filled out by faculty, instructor, or TA of a class for the purpose of scheduling a Safe Zones program. We prefer that requests are made at least 3 weeks prior to the program date requested. If you are scheduling more than one program or want to invite us to more than one class, please fill out a separate request form for each program requested. Thank you.

* Your Name:

* Your Class (please include dept, class #, class title, and section #):

*Your Role:
Professor / Instructor of this class
TA (Teaching Assistant)
another role:

* Email:

* Phone Number where we can reach you right before the program (just in case!):



Being “Out” as LGBTQ & Allies: Identities & Experiences
Timeframe: 50 - 90 minutes

This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQA at UNH, examples of homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, genderism, and cisgenderism, the personal impact of bias incidents, tips for heterosexual and cisgender allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the students in your class to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses.

[If you are requesting this program, please respond to this question below.]
What specific questions or topics would you like the LGBTQA student panelists to speak about?
[This will be helpful for the students as they prepare what they will share.]

The Power of Words: The Power of Allies
Timeframe: 50 - 90 minutes

This program engages students in scenarios that spark discussion about ways to be an ally. This program focuses on bias incidents that students may encounter and the intention, perception, and impact of language, comments, and behaviors. Students will have the opportunity to learn about specific scenario examples of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and discuss bystander responsibility, including ways to respond as an ally. NOTE: Ask about how the scenarios used for this program can be specifically "tailored" to fit the focus / learning objectives of your class.

Bias Gallery
Timeframe: 50 - 90 minutes

The UNH Bias Gallery is a large gallery of "real" artifacts (i.e. written comments, defaced flyers, etc) collected by the UNH Department of Residential Life which shows the cumulative effect of hate language, prejudice and discrimination at UNH. This program starts with a viewing of the Bias Gallery followed by a discussion about how bias effects LGBTQ students, as well as everyone at UNH, and ways we all can create a safe and welcoming community. We will process and share reactions to what we saw and felt walking through the Bias Gallery, and discuss inspiring and empowering ways to be allies to respond to homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and support LGBTQ individuals.

Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias
Timeframe: 50 - 90 minutes

This program engages students in interactive activities and scenarios, and may feature film clips if equipment is available. Students will have the chance to consider their own identities of sex, gender identity, gender expression, and gender socialization. Students will gain an understanding of the bias incidents that transgender and gender non-conforming students may experience, and the assumptions, perceptions, or stereotypes that people may make based on gender expression. As we consider specific scenarios of transphobic bias incidents that could and have happened at UNH, students will discuss ways to respond and be an ally.


* Please suggest potential dates and times when you would like to schedule this Safe Zones program
(i.e. Tuesday, Sept 21 @ 7pm):
1st choice:
2nd choice:
3rd choice:

* Specific Location (e.g. building and room) where the program will be held:

* Specific time you would like this presentation / How long would you like this to be? (part of or entire class session)

* How many students are in your class?

* What will be the students' background / understanding of LGBTQA issues before we come? What will the class be reading in preparation for this class session? [or any information you think would be helpful for us to know regarding what the class would have already learned about LGBTQ issues prior to this presentation.]



Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we should know / keep in mind about your program request.

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