Triad: Seminar slated

News Notes: Carolinas

Enrichment seminar slated

WINSTON-SALEM — Church of the Holy Fellowship, 1005 Burke St., Suite B (lower level) will be conducting an LGBT relationship development seminar on May 29-30 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dr. Dina Bachelor of Break Through will be the presenter.

Singles and heterosexual couples are welcome.

To sign up for this program or for more information, call 336-631-1331 or visit drdinaevan.com/seminar.php.

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Making it safe

GREENSBORO — Nyasha Gibbs, president of the Acceptance Without Exceptions gay-straight alliance at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, has her work cut out for her.

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She’s African-American and a lesbian. She’s also on a black university campus. Obstacles don’t deter her.

She’s pushing to bring Safe Zones to her school.

According to The A&T Register, Gibbs said, “I would like to think that I had been smart enough or powerful enough to brainstorm and implement the idea off Safe Zones on my own, but that is not true … Safe Zones are implemented on grade school and college campuses across the nation. It was initiated by Dr. Maria Palmer of the Multicultural Student Center. I served on the planning committee for Safe Zones and also the student panels featured at the trainings. … A&T’s slow progression in a changing world has caused other organizations and businesses to feel a certain way.” They are not as eager to understand the need for Safe Zones or how they really work.

For more information on this initiative, visit ncatregister.com/making-campus-safe-1.2207330.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at specialassignments@goqnotes.com and 704-531-9988, x205.