Where is YOUR ally card?
To join the growing community of allies at Brandeis you must participate in the Allies Training program and sign the Allies Pledge. You will then have an ally card that you can place on your door, on your desk, in your dorm, or anywhere it might be visible for our LGBTQ community at Brandeis. These cards signify you as a SafeSpace Ally, and as a safe person. SafeSpace Allies are committed to ending queerphobia on our campus and believe in the inherent worth and dignity of LGBTQ individuals. Join the SafeSpace Allies community and get your card!
Contact Monique Gnanaratnam.
Building an Ally Community at Brandeis
The Intercultural Center and the Sexuality and Gender Diversity Program proudly present the Brandeis SafeSpace Allies Training!
The SafeSpace Allies training focuses on the experiences of LGBTQ college students and how queerphobia, heterosexism, and heterosexual privilege negatively impact this crucial time in their lives. We work with faculty, staff, and students to learn how to interrupt queerphobia as it is happening, how to handle someone coming out to you, and to work to eradicate queerphobia and heterosexism in our selves.
The main goals of the program are to:
- make Brandeis a safer place for ALL of us to be exactly who we are;
- create a visible allied community of undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff;
- raise awareness of issues and concerns surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression;
- provide resources and support for Brandeis LGBTQA students, faculty and staff.
Students, faculty, and staff who complete the Brandeis SafeSpace Allies Training will receive an allies card and will then be certified allies.
Fall 2013 training dates are TBA.
Allies Topics Trainings
Allies Topics Trainings occur at least once a semester as a part of the continuing training and development for Allies. These trainings last 1 hour and expand upon one of the topics of the Allies Training. Registration is not required.Fall 2013 Allies Topics Trainings dates are TBA.
This program is free and open to the entire Brandeis Community.