Safe Zone Training – LGBTQ+
There is a pressure to already know how to be LGBTQ+ inclusive. And while many of us want to be, we don’t necessarily feel comfortable with the language, with our own level of understanding, and don’t know where to go to learn more. Safe Zone trainings are safe places for people to go to learn more, about their own gender/sexuality and deepen their understanding of the LGBTQ+ identity and issues.
You will learn awareness, knowledge, & skills of:
• LGBTQ+ Terms & Concepts
• LGBTQ+ Experiences & Challenges
• Skills to work with all people
• Ensure that we provide inclusive spaces in our learning, living, and working environments
Couleecap is working with the Extension Office to offer Safe Zone Training to our Coulee Collaborative to End Homelessness.
Heather Quackenboss will be the trainer. Heather Quackenboss is the Human Development and Relationships Educator at UW Madison Division of Extension in La Crosse County. Her focus is on wellbeing, culture and diversity, community collaboration, and mental wellness. Heather has worked for over 20 years in and with nonprofit agencies in La Crosse County. With her MS in Therapeutic Recreation paired with her travels to the USSR, work in prison, and parenting 3 teenagers, Heather uses compassion, adaptability, and empathy as tools that apply theory to real life.
The training will be held on September 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Goodwill on Mormon Coulee Rd. Space is limited to 20. If we exceed the number of people interested, we may host another session.
To register, please email me your interest no later than September 16, 2019.