St. Augustine at URI Collaboration with Gender and Sexuality Center
St. Augustine’s is collaborating with the URI Gender and Sexuality Center to offer training for anyone who wishes to attend. The training is being offered by the Center in their facility, and hosted by St. Augustine’s to help increase awareness and knowledge of LGBTQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Allied) people and issues. This is especially important following the recent tragedy in Orlando. Many folks want to be more knowledgeable of our LGBTQA community, but do not know where to find good and accurate information. This training is an opportunity for all people in our Diocese to join in learning as much as we can to better understand all of God’s people. Please invite folks from your congregation!
In order to participate in this training, it is necessary to take the Basic Training before coming to any of the Advanced Training workshops. So please register for the Basic Training, and then any or all of the other advanced workshops. There will be a limit of 30 registrations for each workshop. Register for each workshop separately. There is no fee for any of the training.
Register for training through EventBrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-basic-workshop-prerequiste-for-advanced-tickets-27138805899
The Safe Zone Program evolved from the Welcome Project at URI which involved students, faculty, and staff in response to issues and needs of URI’s LGBTQA+ community. In conjunction with other programs and activities sponsored by the URI Gender and Sexuality Center, the Welcome Project played a significant role in advancing URI to recognition in The Advocate’s Comprehensive Guide to Colleges and Universities with the Best Programs, Services, and Student Organizations for LGBT Students.
The Safe Zone Logo is an active symbol of support for the LGBTQA+ community, people, families and friends. Posting this logo publicly demonstrates one’s dedication to being an ally to the LGBTQA+ community. Interested parties can get a Safe Zone logo by attending any of our Safe Zone trainings!
The Safe Zone Basic Workshop – September 24, 2016, 10 am – noon, Gender and Sexuality Center, URI
URI Gender and Sexuality Center offers a 2 hour workshop to train on basic issues affecting the LGBTQA+ community and how to be an ally. This workshop MUST be completed in order to attend any of the advanced trainings.
REGISTRATION FOR BASIC WORKSHOP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-basic-workshop-prerequiste-for-advanced-tickets-27138805899
Advanced Safe Zone Tracks
Trans* Identities & Lives – October 6, 2016: 7 – 9 pm
Trans* Identities & Lives is our first Advanced Safe Zone Track. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible for our Advanced Tracks. Trans* Identities & Lives is a 2 hour workshop that explores gender and trans* issues from a broad perspective. We learn about language, concepts, development, and more.
- To improve awareness, knowledge, and skills for trans* and gender related issues
- To improve climate for trans*, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer
- To provide a visible network of allies for the trans*, gender non-conforming, and genderqueer community
REGISTRATION FOR TRANS* IDENTIES AND LIVES: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-trans-identities-lives-advanced-tickets-27139012517
Race and Ethnicity – October20, 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm
Race and Ethnicity is our second Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Race and Ethnicity workshop. Race and Ethnicity is a 2 hour workshop that focuses on exploring identity, social group membership, privilege, oppression, and intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.
- To understand the basic concepts surrounding identity, privilege, oppression, and intersectionality.
- To explore one own’s identity characteristics and how those impact interactions with others.
- To delineate the distinctions and interactions between race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.
REGISTRATION FOR RACE AND ETHNICITY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-race-and-ethnicity-advanced-tickets-27139099778
Spirituality and Religion – October 27, 2016: 7 pm – 9 pm
Spirituality and Religion is our third Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Spirituality and Religion workshop. Spirituality and Religion is a 2 hour workshop that focuses on exploring identity, social group membership, privilege, oppression, and intersections of spirituality, religion, sexuality, and gender.
REGISTRATION FOR SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-spirituality-and-religion-advanced-tickets-27139168985
Fluid and Non-Binary Identities – November 3, 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm
Fluid and Non-Binary Identities is our fourth Advanced Safe Zone Workshop. Once you attend Safe Zone, you become eligible to attend the Fluid & Non-Binary Identities workshop. Fluid & Non-Binary Identities is a 2-hour workshop that explores fluidity and non-binary perspectives through the lenses of history, biological sex, gender, and sexuality.
REGISTRATION FOR FLUID AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-and-sexuality-training-fluid-and-non-binary-identities-advanced-tickets-27139195063