The Bakersfield College Safe Space program was created by the BCSGA as a way for or campus to create a supportive environment for the LGBTQ community. Safe Spaces are places on our campuses where representatives have decided to publicly identify themselves as making an effort to understand and support the needs of the LGBTQ community. The Safe Space Project at BC promotes awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied (LGBTQA) individuals. Workshops can provide education concerning related issues and seeks to improve the environment for sexual and gender minorities.
Safe Space Goals:
Since homophobia and limited understanding negatively impacts LGBT individuals, we strive to make it known that the LGBT population is welcome in any environment at BC. Our campus identifies a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members who are willing and prepared to provide support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning individuals.
The Office of Student Life is able to offer the Safe Space workshop to every department, student group, or program on campus that we can. In order to do so, we need your help in two ways.
1. Spread the word that the Safe Space program has been revised. If you have not attended the new Safe Space, sign up today!
2. Facilitate Workshops: In order to create a program that truly reaches the entire BC community, we need help facilitating the workshops. Please consider giving your time and talent to assist us in educating people about LGBT issues. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Nicky Damania by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an opportunity to build your skills and provide a necessary service at the same time!