Safe Space seminars held by GSA

by Shannon Haynes
edited by Trent Dunn

Over 100 people attended sessions at Safe Space Day, which was put on by the GSA on Wednesday, September 27.

The event consisted of three sessions, which took place at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. During those sessions, students and faculty were made aware of the importance of the involvement of Safe Space programs for the LGBTQ community.

“The overall purpose of Safe Space Day was basically to tell people what Safe Space is on this campus and why it’s important, especially in today’s political and social climate,” said Mary Decker, president of the GSA Club.

Safe Space is about trying to connect with students who do not feel like they are in a comfortable environment to express themselves, as well as understanding and connecting to their fellow students.

“It’s a topic that isn’t really popular outside of the LGBT students and community, something not a lot of kids really know about.” said GSA Treasurer sophomore James Pasqua.

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This was the first year that Safe Space seminars were held at Franklin Pierce University. Decker said that there are no current plans to hold future seminars. However, there will be training sessions for Safe Space certification later this month.

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