Safe Space Peer Education
Safe Space: Peer Education (SSPE) is a student version of Georgia Tech's Safe Space program. The goals, messages, and content are the same in both programs, but SSPE will have more of a student focus, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to support a peer who comes out to them and to be effective allies to LGBTQIA communities.
Each training lasts 3.5 hours. We provide free dinner to all attendees of in-person sessions.
By the end of the Safe Space training, participants will:
- Feel more confident using LGBTQIA-inclusive terminology.
- Be aware of how heterosexist and cissexist privilege perpetuate LGBTQIA oppression and discrimination.
- Understand the coming out process and know how to provide appropriate support to someone who comes out to them.
- Understand the role of allies in LGBTQIA communities and social justice movements.
- Possess skills to advocate for LGBTQIA communities and to combat homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and cissexism on campus and beyond.
- Be familiar with laws and policies that impact the LGBTQIA community.
- Know what resources exist on and off campus for LGBTQIA students.
Please note: This training will include some discussion of sensitive topics, including anti-LGBTQIA bias and mental health concerns, including some brief mentions of suicide and self-harm. Please use your judgment and your knowledge of your own boundaries and self-care needs when deciding whether to register.
To explore those options and the many other trainings and programs offered by the LGBTQIA Resource Center, visit their website.