Safe Space : Ally Training 101
North Water Brewing, North Water Brewing Run Club, and KSU’s LGBTQ+ Center are joing forces to present a Safe Space/Ally training. NWB wants to have all that are involved in the brewery to be as educated as possible, but we only have so many employees. Since KSU can teach up to 40 we are opening it up to others in the industry and our community! So join us, have a beer, and educate yourself!
Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the first training in the Kent State University Safe Space Training Series. This series is an on-going training effort to make our communities safer places for all people regardless of sex or gender. Training participants will learn about bias, stereotypes, current vocabulary, and best practices for handling gender and sexuality topics with sensitivity. After the training, individuals receive a Safe Space Ally sign for their office, indicating their support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ+) community and have knowledge of basic gender and sexuality concepts.
Regardless of where you work, if you interact with people or other employees, you will meet people who identify as LGBTQ+. Having a basic understanding of correct terminology and an understanding of what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community are essential to supporting all people at this university regardless of sex and gender. There are many community members that want to be considered allies for the LGBTQ community, and Safe Space: Ally Training 101 is the perfect place to start.