The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is proud of its culturally diverse student population and supports cultural diversity in every way possible. SafeZone is one way that UAB recognizes that all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions are part of our culture. The SafeZone Program provides a visible network of trained individuals that serve as a safe space for LGBTQ identified individuals.
The SafeZone program has selected student leaders to facilitate these sessions. Peer Educators of the SafeZone Program are committed to providing an environment in which every student and university employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional and personal level within a community that is based on respect and dignity. Individuals that have completed the SafeZone Training are understanding and supportive of LGBTQ identified individuals, and agree to provide a safe and inclusive space for all students.
Safe Zone Hotline: 205-996-4934
SafeZone TrainingsTo be SafeZone certified you must complete two trainings listed below. SafeZone 101 and one of the Special Topics Sections. We believe that being an ally to any community is a choice, and we hope that by choosing your special topic area you will be committed to being an effective ally. Upon completion of two trainings you will receive a completion certificate and a sticker that identifies you as “SafeZone.”
SafeZone 101Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Heritage Hall 125 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
SafeZone 101Monday, March 10, 2014 – Heritage Hall 126 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
SafeZone 101Monday, April 14, 2014 – Heritage Hall 126 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Dismantling HeteronormativityMonday, February 24, 2014 — LRC 249 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Power, Privilege, Oppression and You!Monday, March 17, 2014 — LRC 249 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Trans* 101Wednesday, April 2, 2014 — Heritage Hall 126 (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)