Safe Zone Training Program

Safe Zone Training at KU

What is Safe Zone Training?

Safe Zone training is a national training program which provides people the education and tools to create change and make spaces safer for Queer and Trans (QT) people.

This training program is a three-plus-part training and begins with Safe Zone 1: QT 101. QT 101 covers topics related to: definitions/terms & QT stories.  

Safe Zone 2 and Safe Zone 3 are designed to think more critically through intersections of identity and what it means to be an active ally versus a performative ally.

What will I get out of this training?

At the end of this training, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss differences between biological sex, gender, and sexual orientation.

  2. Explain how biological sex, gender, and sexual orientation are socially constructed.

  3. Understand how to correct oneself/others when using incorrect pronouns for someone.

  4. Identify context-specific allyship strategies.

Additionally, each participant will receive a Safe Zone binder which comes equipped with a list of local resources, reference guides for terminology that you might not be familiar with, and serves as a home base for the next two Safe Zone trainings as well as a place to keep track of your Queering the Zone (supplemental presentations) materials.