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)