Creating Safer Spaces
The Rainbow Optimist Club offers an original workshop for community organizations and businesses called Creating a Safer Space for the LGBT2Q+ Communities.
A safe space is a place or environment in which a person can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.
The goal is to teach people how to create a safer space, a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity.
People and organizations that have completed the workshop can offer a space:
that is positive and safe;
where the people/staff have been trained to understand LGBT2Q+ issues and needs;
and that understands the challenges and stigma faced by families.
What people are saying...
" The presenters were so warm
It was a very open environment in which to ask questions."
" It was good, both presenters were
clearly passionate about the topic
and brought in personal stories to
help make things relatable."
" The openness and approachability
the presenters gave off, opportunity
for questions whenever participants
had one. Fabulous job!"
" Clear, non-judgmental, low key
but effective. Good interaction opportunities between presenters
" Excellent and very easy to
understand and implement
change moving forward."
" It was well presented and the
material given was very helpful.
Very well done."