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Secular SafeZone Facilitator Training and SRMA Info

  • Apr 18, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • UCF Research Pavilion

BE Informed!

There is a national initiative to foster awareness and inclusion for the rising demographic of Secular Americans.  The primary focus of this Secular SafeZone program, spearheaded by the Secular Student Alliance national office, is to educate folks in our schools about what it means to be a Secular American, promote respect for non-faith perspectives, and prevent mistreatment of others - discrimination, bullying, and exclusion.

Attend this workshop with us!

·  Learn about the national Secular SafeZone program – be informed about this initiative!

·  Learn about the local SRMA project, which will bring a Secular and Religious Minority Awareness training, with the Secular SafeZone component, to local schools, non-profits, and businesses.  The pipeline of working-aged young people coming out of college are the fastest growing secular demographic – this workshop will help businesses prepare an inclusive work environment that welcomes a talented workforce inclusive of all faith and non-faith perspectives. For schools and universities, it will help build inclusiveness into our educational practices and create a respectful environment for our employees, volunteers, and students, as well as foster an inclusive attitude among our students that they will carry forward.

·  Become a Secular SafeZone representative – as a result of this training you will be qualified as a SafeZone representative should you choose to participate. You can now prominently display a SafeZone placard to let students and colleagues know you are a “safe” person to ask for advice, guidance, and resources.

·  Become certified as a Facilitator for the SafeZone program – you will also be qualified as a SafeZone Facilitator – meaning that you can host trainings at your school to certify others as SafeZone Representatives.


2:30 - 3:00 - Discussion and general introduction

3:00 - 4:00 - Secular SafeZone certification & facilitator certification (Andy Chealde-Ford, SSA National)

4:00 - 5:00 - SRMA initiative introduction and discussion (Tee Rogers, BE. Orlando)

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  • Tee

    Thank you all for joining the National Secular Student Alliance representative for this historic event. And special thanks to David & Jocelyn for providing snacks for all!

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • Tee

    If you would like to bring a new or gently used (gift condition) book, levels K-5, we are collecting through June 2nd at any BE. or PintClub event in support of a summer literacy initiative. Middle-income neighborhoods have 13 books for every 1 child; low-income neighborhoods have 1 book for every 300 children. Children will receive at least one book at literacy events on June 23, hosted by our local United Way, designed to help overcome "summer reading loss." The International Reading Association reports from a study on 40,000 students: "on average, the reading proficiency levels of students from lower income families declined over the summer months, while the reading proficiency levels of students from middle-income families improved modestly." From the national summer learning association:

    April 13, 2014

    • JoAnna

      Tee, i am not going to be able to make it friday, so i can drop the books off at A BE OR pint club event. Only thing is i do not know what those are?

      April 15, 2014

    • Tee

      We cross-post a few events with this group, such as Earth Day this coming Saturday and the June 14th party & blood drive at Firkin & Kegler. Can you make either of those? If not, i am glad to meet you somewhere or can email you a list of the events from the other meetup group. You are also welcome to join so you can see our calendar, if you would like, at

      April 15, 2014

  • Tee

    Directions to Diversity Initiatives in Research Pavilion:

    April 15, 2014

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