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Carleton University Safer Spaces 101 Training with Mathew Kent

October 4, 2021 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:Zoom Webinar
Audience:Carleton Community


Do you have questions about Queer and Trans identities? Are you unclear about the 2SLGBTQIA+ acronym? Sign up for this Safer Spaces 101 Training session, in collaboration with the Equity and Inclusive Communities (EIC) Office. During this session you’ll learn:

  • An overview of 2SLGBTQ+ identities
  • An overview of sexuality and gender
  • The differences between attraction vs behaviour vs identity
  • About transitions and pronouns

This event is open to all members of the Carleton Community (students, staff, faculty).

Trainer Spotlight: Mathew Kent

Mathew Kent HeadshotMathew (any pronouns) is the Carleton University Safer Space Program (CUSSP) facilitator with the Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities (EIC). Mathew graduated from the Neuroscience and Mental Health Honours program in 2017 and is currently working towards their master’s in Neuroscience.

Mathew’s primary duty is to oversee the CUSSP, which is an important university-wide initiative to reduce the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on campus and increase the visibility of supportive people and positive spaces for the LGBTQ2S+ community on campus.

They this through facilitating CUSSP training workshops, which serve as an introduction to 2SLGBTQ+ issues and allyship for members of the Carleton community. Through these workshops, they are able to help students, faculty, and staff better understand the 2SLGBTQ+ community, the challenges they face, and begin exploring practical ways they can be an ally to the 2SLGBTQ+ community on campus.

What to Expect

  • Actively participate in an interactive Zoom webinar
  • Learn about gender and sexuality
  • May be encouraged to turn camera on and unmute at some points during the event


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