Fostering socially just communities

Tri-State Safe Zone Initiative

“I expected this workshop to be a typical 'diversity training' workshop with a lot of cheek-in-tongue lecture. I was wrong. Not only did Amie and Stephanie present relevant information, they designed this in a way that goes above and beyond diversity training. It was emotional. It was thoughtful. And in the end, it is programs like this that will change the culture.” ~ Evansville community member/participant

We strongly believe that ally development is an action oriented, life-long process, and we structure the workshop accordingly.

We hold three separate trainings: for students; for faculty, staff and administration; and for community members. This creates an environment in which our allies can freely share their stories of joy, their stories of sorrow, and feel comfortable doing so.

Each training lasts 3 hours, with attention given to the largest details (we feed you) down to the smallest (comfortable lighting). At the beginning of the 3 hour session, we cover basic information to ensure that we are all on the same page for the remainder of the training. After some basic information is covered, we continue the workshop: shifting between a lecture oriented approach and an interactive approach. From visualization activities, to discussion, to group scenarios, we aim to give our allies a “jumping off point” for their continued journey in becoming an ally.

about the trainings

We are excited to announce a few upcoming trainings in the community. Check our Facebook page for updates and information or RSVP with the hosting organization.


Ivy Tech University

We will be offering a training at Ivy Tech on March 23rd, from 1:00-4:00.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Linda Gregory at


Henderson Community College

We will be offering a training at Henderson Community College, in conjunction with Zion, on April 10th,  from 12:00-3:00. To RSVP, contact Brittany Ross at


Vanderburgh Substance Abuse Council

We host one-hour trainings for continuing education credits with the support of Vanderburgh Substance Abuse Council and Tri-State Alliance.  For more information, please contact Wally Paynter at

upcoming trainings

past trainings