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an understanding of privilege, and
can help participants identify ways
their organization can be a safe and
inclusive space for the community.
Safe Zone trainings are designed
everyone in mind. While
with
workshops will assist straight and
cisgender people in learning how
to be better allies, many LGBTQ+
participants enjoy having the opportunity
to learn more about how
to be better allies to those within
the community and more about
identities and systems they may not
otherwise be aware of.
Additional Resources
Safe Zone trainings usually are offered
through local schools and
universities, as well as through local
LGBTQ+ community outreach centers.
There also are resources for trainings
that can be done virtually or as
workshops at conferences, such as the
NRPA Annual Conference. The Safe
Zone Project also offers self-guided
online courses, so the possibilities are
endless. With more than 25,000 educators
in 100 countries, chances are
there is a trainer near you.
The Safe Zone Project also offers
a free online facilitator training
guide and training packet that can be
downloaded and used within your
organization. For some agencies, it
may mean a day-long intensive training.
For others, it's a 45-minute vocabulary
lesson. Regardless of how
an agency chooses to tackle training,
it's a big step toward creating a more
inclusive space for your community.
Park and recreation agencies have
a unique opportunity to directly impact
the LGBTQ+ community in a
positive and healthy way through a
variety of physical activity and social
interaction programs and offerings.
Raising awareness among and providing
training to staff are great first
steps to better promote inclusion. Being
mindful of inclusive best practices
for our LGBTQ+ community is a
vital way for ensuring the benefits of
parks and recreation are realized by
everyone we serve.
Hillary Roemersberger, CPRP, AFO, is Director of Recreation
Services at Apex Park and Recreation District (hillaryr@
apexprd.org).
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