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York College Alliance for Gender and Sexual Equality

Welcome to the York College Alliance for Gender and Sexual Equality. The group was established on May 12, 2010. It is aimed at increasing awareness, promoting visibility and fostering a safe community among all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) students, staff, and faculty at York College. Additionally, through the Academic Commons we seek to expand our alliances and share resources across campuses CUNY-wide. Please be aware that this is a public forum.

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Announcement by Scott Sheidlower on 3/19/11

  • Safe Zone Training
    for
    York College Faculty and Staff
    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    12:00 to 2:00 PM
    Faculty Dining Room
    Light refreshments will be provided.
    This Safe Zone Training offers strategies for creating a welcoming environment to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) members of the York College community. The primary goal of this event is to train faculty and staff on how to be an ally to self-identified LGBTQ students and colleagues.

    Attendees will learn the following:

    • How to direct individuals who seek assistance;
    • Where support begins and ends;
    • What issues to report (i.e. violence, hate speech, discrimination, harassment), where to report concerns and how;
    • What to be aware of in terms of confidentiality and the law;
    • How to promote emotional and physical safety;
    • How to establish an identifiable network of allies equipped with lists of resources and safe spaces for LGBTQ persons on campus.

    This event is sponsored by the York College Alliance for Sexual and Gender Equality.

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