CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A three-day comprehensive “train the trainers” program, Stop the Hate, will be held by Campus Pride at The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St., from March 18-20.
The training is designed for student leaders, faculty members, administrators, campus police/safety officers and staff. Participants become Stop The Hate trainers and are equipped with tools and materials to educate others on bias incident and hate crime prevention strategies.
“The news of shootings and other acts of violence on school campuses continues to fill our national headlines,” says Campus Pride, a Charlotte-based national non-profit organization working with LGBT student leaders. “While the motivation for these horrific acts of violence varies, the common denominator is hate. According to recent FBI statistics, school campuses are still the third most likely place for a hate crime to occur. Of all the places in our country that should be safe for our students, it must be our college and university campuses. One of the most effective ways of combating hate crimes on campus is through education, prevention and an on-going commitment to creating a safe place for students to learn and for staff to work.”
Registration is $495 and includes a 250-plus-page curriculum manual and program materials. Scholarships are available for Charlotte-area faculty, staff and students.