Residence Hall UNH Safe Zones Request Form

NOTE: This form should be filled out only by a Residence Hall Director or RA staff for the purpose of scheduling a Safe Zones program in a residence hall. We prefer that requests are made at least 2 - 4 weeks prior to the program date requested. If you are scheduling more than one program, please fill out a separate request form for each program requested. Thank you.


 

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UNH SAFE ZONES PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR RESIDENCE HALLS:
UNH Safe Zones offers flexible programming options that fit into your hall curriculum & schedule! We seek to meet the interests and needs of students by offering a variety of engaging and interactive topics, formats, and delivery methods. NOTE: Most Safe Zones program are facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators, expect the two lobby programs.
SELECT ONE PROGRAM OPTION:
Being “Out” as LGBTQ & Allies: Identities & Experiences
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs Format & Details: 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 students to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.
Beyond Gay... "LGBTQA": what does it all mean?
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs Format & Details: 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! NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.
The Power of Words: The Power of Allies
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs Format & Details: 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 and be an ally. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.
Religion & LGBTQ & Ally Perspectives
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs Format & Details: 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. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.
Gender & Transgender Identities, & Transphobic Bias
Timeframe: 1 – 1.5 hrs Format & Details: 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. NOTE: This program is facilitated by Safe Zones student facilitators.
What Would You Do? (Lobby Program)
Timeframe: 2 hrs, between 4 - 8pm only (other times may be considered upon request) Format & Details: Lobby Program. As students come in and out of the hall, you and your RA staff will engage students in brief conversations and invite students to post responses to questions / scenarios about ways to be an ally, the impact of and ways to respond to homophobic and transphobic bias incidents and comments, and their vision for ways to build an inclusive community. Following this lobby program, the “mosaic” of students’ responses becomes a visual display that can remain in the lobby or in the hall as a temporary informational “art piece,” or become a bulletin board. NOTE: OMSA will provide the program materials for you and your RA staff to facilitate this lobby program. Safe Zones student facilitators are only available if you specifically request them.
I WAS: An Anti-Bullying Poster Project (Lobby Program)
Timeframe: 2 hrs, between 4 - 8pm only (other times may be considered upon request) Format & Details: Lobby Program. The “I WAS” poster project is intended to address the effects and impact of homophobic and/or transphobic bullying. With this collection of 20+ posters, we specifically highlight young people between the ages of 13 - 24 who were victims of bullying resulting in murder or suicide. It is our hope that this poster project will increase awareness of this critical social issue, and inspire our UNH community to prevent and respond to bullying to create a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive community for LGBTQ individuals. NOTE: OMSA will provide the program materials for you and your RA staff to facilitate this lobby program. Safe Zones student facilitators are only available if you specifically request them.
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):
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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