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Safe Zone Trainings: Creating a More Inclusive Campus Climate for All

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Safe Zone/Ally Summit 2012

Date: Friday, March 2, 2012
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago East Campus; Cardinal Room, room 329, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.; see detailed UIC Campus Map
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 (includes, lunch, parking, and materials); please bring cash or check; we can give you a receipt

The Summit is open to the UIC communities, Great Lakes Consortium members, and the public. Whether you have a current training curriculum or you're thinking of establishing one... we believe the Summit will be helpful for everyone.

Program Agenda (9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)
- Best Practices on creating an Ally Program
- Activity sharing session (bring an activity you want feedback on)
- Presenting on racial, ethnic, and/or cultural-specific programs
- Ally Research data and assessment Lunch Plenary
- General problem solving/sharing session

CELEBRATE with us from 3:30-5:00 p.m.! We will feature Mark Martell and Jacob Mueller to celebrate the 10+ years of Safe Zone at UIC, and the new UIC Safe Zone logo will be revealed and people can receive new pins and stickers!

This Safe Zone/Ally Regional Summit is hosted by the Great Lakes Region of the National LGBT Higher Education Professionals Consortium ( Great Lakes Regional Reps are Liz Thomson (UIC) and Shannon Jolliff-Dettore (Central Michigan University).

You'll also get to know more about the LGBT Higher Ed Consortium and recent information since Creating Change 2012 and the Higher Ed's Institute.

For more information, contact Liz Thomson at or (312) 413-8619.

Parking: To get free parking, you must park in the UIC Parking Lot 9. This is located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Morgan. We will give you a parking sticker so when you exit the lot, there won't be an expense.


GSC, 1007 W. Harrison St. (MC 369), Chicago, IL 60607 :: Voice Phone (312) 413-8619 :: Fax Number (312) 996-4688