Our libraries are now official Safe Places for LGBTI students


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Have you seen these bright and beautiful stickers popping up around the library?

Well, these stickers aren’t just pretty, they actually hold a lot of importance and identify all our Griffith Libraries as LGBTI Safe Places!

Our libraries have always been a safe place for everyone to explore any topic and not be judged. But through the LGBTI Safe Place initiative, Griffith Libraries have gone one step further.

The initiative is all about creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust by providing a safe place for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) students and staff to work and study.

We invite you to show your support, and learn a few things, by completing the Walking in Rainbow Shoes e-module in your learning@griffith.

The e-module provides information on the best way to create a prejudice-free environment.  It helps redirect inappropriate questions into a more understanding culture that identifies a person – not ‘people’ – and welcome them into a safe place to be themselves, free of judgement.

The LGBTI Safe Place Library Launch

On Thursday 15 September 2016, the Safe Place initiative will be launched by Pro Vice Chancellor for Information Services, Linda O’Brien, along with Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement, Professor Martin Betts. 

So please join us from 1pm in the Nathan Library foyer to celebrate this fantastic achievement that demonstrates Griffith is a place where everyone belongs.

You must be registered to attend as numbers are limited. Register now!

Light refreshments and cake will be provided. 

When

1:00 PM –  1:45 PM, 15 September, 2016

Where

Level 1, Willett Centre (Bldg N53), 170 Kessels Road, Nathan

RSVP

By 5pm, Friday 9 September 2016

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