Meeting & Event Ideas

Activities

What does a GSA or safer space club actually do with their time? The answer to this depends on who’s in the group, and what kind of environment they’re working in. Sometimes GSAs serve the primary goal of existing as one safe place in the school that people can count on. Other GSAs are extremely active socially, organizing events for the school and maybe even the broader community. Of course there are also other kinds of groups involved in working at a broader level to make schools and school boards safer and more inclusive places for everyone. Included in this section you’ll find ideas which could work for your GSA.

Getting a group engaged in activities can sometimes be hard without first giving people a chance to meet, engage, and build trust in one another. Icebreaker activities are a great way to start that process.

This questionnaire plays with common perceptions of LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ people, helping us understand some of the less obvious elements of heterosexual privilege.

A great activity to get participants active and exploring the concept of intersectionality as it impacts our daily life and sense of who we are.

There can be big differences between schools in terms of how they work to create safer and more inclusive spaces for the community. Use this questionnaire to think about how your school/board is doing.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack provides us with a powerful view of the kinds or privileges available to non-LGBTQ folks, and often denied to their LGBTQ peers.