Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone Training


October 12, 2020 - October 15, 2020

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Jason Howie, 808-544-0276,,

Aloha Sharks!

As part of LGBTQ+ Month and HPU’s PRIDE Celebration, Title IX Office invites you to participate in our Safe Zone/Ally Training. The training provides the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to create a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive campus environment. The opportunity to engage in dialogue will strengthen our community and encourage a supportive network of students, faculty, and staff for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Participants will:
• Learn about issues that face the LGBTQ+ community
• Understand ways in which we overtly and subtly perpetuate noninclusive spaces
• Gain the skills necessary to show up as an authentically and create inclusive spaces

There will be two separate sessions:
• One for Faculty/Staff
• One for Students

Each session is broken up over two lunch hours:
• Faculty and Staff Training Session
o Monday, October 12th from 12-1 P.M. (Part 1)
o Tuesday, October 13th from 12-1 P.M. (Part 2)
• Student Training Session
o Wednesday, October 14th from 12-1 P.M. (Part 1)
o Thursday, October 15th o from 12-1 P.M. (Part 2)

Please use the following Zoom Meeting Link to join us:

During the training we will observe some community rules and guidelines for participation:
• Vegas Rule: What’s said here stays here and what’s learned here can be shared out
• Listen respectfully, share air time, and encourage others to participate
• Challenge ideas, not people
• Make I statements
• Challenge by choice
• Push yourself outside of your comfort zone – most learning happens when we are uncomfortable
• It’s ok for us all to be at different places with the things we discuss during the training
• Show Aloha/Respect for one another’s beliefs, values, experiences, and being
• Please mute your mic and don’t talk over or cut anyone off
• If you have a question, share them via the chat so we can pose them to the group

Additional events occurring during HPU’s PRIDE Celebration (Oct. 11th – Oct. 16th) :
• Sunday, October 11th
o National Coming Out Day (All Day)
o PRIDE Illumination of the Aloha Tower (All Night)
o PRIDE Photobooth and Celebration presented by Community Advisors (HLC)
• Monday, October 11th – 16th
o Diversity Wall at the Student Life office (ATM)
 Check out our diversity wall featuring LGBTQ+ advocates, entertainers, and artists to name a few.
 Grab a can of juice to enjoy during your visit (9 am-4 pm daily)
• Tuesday, October 12th
o Speak Out Panel (4 – 5:30 pm)
 Coming out narratives featuring faculty, staff, and alumni
o Let’s Discuss… PRIDE Celebration presented by Student Government Association @5:30pm
 Opportunity to continue the discussion to share your thoughts and feelings with fellow students regarding the Speak Out Panel
• Friday, October 16th
o Life is a Drag presented by Student Activities (4 – 5:30 pm)
 Performers share their journey in Drag, the history and tips/tricks all learned through their personal experience (virtual presentation)

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jason Howie, Title IX Coordinator, at or 808-544-0276. Thank you and I look forward to having you join us in creating a more tolerant and inclusive HPU community. Mahalo!

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