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News Contact:
Cathy Summa-Wolfe
, Executive Director
Communications, Community Relations, and Advancement

Discussion Series on Students, Safety and Sexuality

KENTFIELD, CA—April 28, 2014—You are invited to be part of a discussion on sexuality and safety, the latest event in a month-long series sponsored by ASCOM and members of the Students, Safety and Sexuality Series Committee. The lunchtime event features a panel with representatives from Students for Social Justice, Student Health Services, College faculty, Community Violence Solutions, and the Center for Domestic Peace. All are invited to join the discussion.

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby—A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, April 29, 12:40 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Presenters: COM Students 4 Social Justice, Student Health Services, Faculty, Center for Domestic Peace and Guests
Fusselman 110
Kentfield Campus

Deanna, a Community Violence Solutions rape crisis counselor, will discuss ways to stay safe—both in or out of a relationship. She will discuss passive, assertive and aggressive communication and knowing your limits when on a date. Sabrina, from the Center for Domestic Peace, will discuss healthy relationships, physical and emotional abuse, and ways to avoid relationships that involve abuse. Shannon, from College of Marin's Health Center, will discuss STIs. There will be a time for questions and discussion.

Safe Space Training

Thursday, May 1, 2:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
Presenters: Greg Miraglia, dean of Career Technical Education, LGBT Studies Program Coordinator and Safe Space Program Coordinator for Napa Valley College
Deedy Lounge, Student Services building
Kentfield Campus
RSVP online for the Safe Space Training.

A Safe Space Program is designed to create a welcoming and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. National studies show that LGBT students currently experience bullying and harassment daily while at school and they are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. There is a direct correlation between students feeling safe and welcome on campus with student retention and persistence. Note: Flex Hours are available to faculty who participate in the Safe Space Training.

More information is available in College of Marin's resource guide for books, websites, and movies related to the Students, Safety and Sexuality Series.

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