SAVE THE DATE!
3rd Annual SafeZone Celebration Week, tentatively scheduled for April 14-18, 2014.
What's SafeZone Celebration Week? Here are some highlights from last year's schedule:
2nd Annual SafeZone Celebration Week (2013)
Thursday, Apr. 11, 11-12:30 pm | Student Union Cafeteria
Join us in launching UAA's second annual SafeZone Celebration Week! Featuring keynote speakers Mitch Kitter and Shalem Matthews, photographers and founders of Love is Love; and guest speakers Drew Lemish, UAA student leader, and Theresa Lyons, Director of New Student Orientation. This event will be hosted by Jess Dyrdahl, Leadership Coordinator and Director of Student Clubs and Greek Life.
Are our campuses providing us with the GLBTQA support services and resources we need? Stop by our GLBT… "Q&A" tables, in locations across campus, and share your feedback. A different question will be posed each day of the week, so check back often with your thoughts and comments (gathered anonymously).
This 2-hour training takes participants through a variety of activities aimed atexpanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. It will help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community.
Movie Showing: Inlaws & Outlaws
Inlaws & Outlaws cleverly weaves together the true stories of couples and singles—both gay and straight—into a collective narrative that is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. With remarkable honesty, good humor, great music and real heart, Inlaws & Outlaws gets past all the rhetoric to celebrate what we all have in common...We love.
Co-sponsored by SafeZone and the Office of Campus Diversity & Compliance.
This 2-hour training takes participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. It will help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community.
Movie Showing: fagbug
On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover.
Co-sponsored by SafeZone and UAA's Multi-Cultural Center.
SafeZone Resource Fair
Visit local resources related to the GLBTQA community.
Movie Showing: Trevor
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:30 pm | APU Atwood Center, McMillen Student Center
Trevor is an exuberant, happy 13-year old who has a crush on the most popular boy in school, Pinky Faraday. When Trevor's classmates discover his true feelings for Pinky, they tease and mock him. Sad and friendless, Trevor decides the world would be better off without him and tries to take his own life. But Trevor is no victim. By the end, it's clear his developing sense of self and undeniable enthusiasm for life will always see him through.
Day of Silence Information Table
Learn about the Day of Silence, how it works, and how you can support it or become involved.
Drag Queen & King Bingo
Don't be a drag! Join Samora Drama, Georgia Peach and Hank V. and compete for prizes! Come in or out of drag!
Day of Silence
The Day of Silence is the largest student-led day of action in the nation. Through your active silence, or support of those participating, you will send a message that bullying and harassment faced by GLBTQA and allies affects you, your school and your community. What will you do to end the silence?
Breaking the Silence
Join us at APU to break the silence, complete with root beer floats and a campfire.
SafeZone is housed through the Dean of Students Office. For more information about the UAA SafeZone Celebration Kick-off or SafeZone training, please contact UAA SafeZone Trainer Maria Bonifacio at (907) 751-7448 or by e-mail at: SafeZone@uaa.alaska.edu
You may also visit the SafeZone website at www.uaa.alaska.edu/deanofstudents/SafeZone/
or visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/UAAsafezone