The Safe Space workshop is designed to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on our campus and thereby make our campus a safer and freer environment for all members of our community. This spring the DEC is rolling out a new tiered model. These workshops create an educational experience through which students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to explore their personal identities, cultural identities, stereotypes, privilege, and what it means to be an Ally and Accomplice. The program is also designed to understand how these issues impact the UNO and global community. After attending the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Safe Zone workshops participants have the choice to sign the Safe Space Pledge and take a Safe Space placard.
Tier I focuses on learning terminology and gendered pronouns, as well as, to give participants tools to initiate their own further education.
Tier II is designed to understand a broad scope of the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals, the cycle of oppression, and how you can be a more effective ally and accomplice
Tier III continues the dialogue and education about the lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals, focusing on the impact that members of the group have had on world history and the history of the community itself with a hyper-focus on intersectionality.