UNH Safe Zones

Student Group / Organization
UNH Safe Zones Request Form

Bring a UNH Safe Zones program to your student organization! We offer flexible programming options on a variety of engaging LGBTQ and Ally topics using interactive formats, and can "tailor" programs based on the interests of students in your group. NOTE: This form should only be filled out by a leader of a student group or organization for the purpose of scheduling a Safe Zones program. We prefer that requests are made at least 2 weeks prior to the program date requested. If we are able, we may be able to consider requests with less advance notice.

* Your Name:

* Your Group / Org:

* Email:

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

UNH SAFE ZONES PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR STUDENT GROUPS:

* PLEASE SELECT ONE PROGRAM OPTION BELOW:

Being “Out” as LGBTQ & Allies: Identities & Experiences
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

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, personal impact of homophobic and transphobic bias incidents, tips for allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the students in your group to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses.

The Power of Words: The Power of Allies
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

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: This program can be very specifically "tailored" to the scenarios that fit the demographics or focus of your student organization (i.e. sororities, fraternities, multicultural orgs, etc).

Bias Gallery
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

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 our LGBTQ friends.

Religion & LGBTQ & Ally Perspectives
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

This program features film clips that spark discussion, and focuses on a variety of religions, and highlights a variety of perspectives on homosexuality, LGBTQA people, experiences of inclusion and exclusion, what allies are doing within religious communities, and beyond.

Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

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.

Beyond Gay... "LGBTQA": what does it all mean?
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs

This program engages students in interactive activities that spark discussion about the wide variety of LGBTQA terms, why people identify their gender identity, gender expression, and sexual identity the way they do, the fluidity and intersection of identities, why identities matter, and how having an understanding of terms and identities is an important aspect of being an ally!

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION:

* 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 (if known):

 

COMMENTS:

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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