The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour

Safe Spaces for LGBT People


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Original Air date: December 21 ~ 24, 2016) – Safe Spaces at educational institutions are places or communities where LGBT people can feel safe from anti-LGBT violence, harassment or hate speech.   Safe Spaces are emerging on campuses across Utah as communities where marginalized individuals can develop friendships and alliances. Several months ago – on September 28, 2016 – the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel discussion during Pride Week at the University of Utah. They spoke about what safe spaces mean, how they function, and what limitations they might have.

The panelists included: Dr. Anna Maria Lopez, Director of Cancer Health Equity at the Huntsman Cancer Institute; Romeo Jackson, who identifies as a Black Queer non-binary feminist, dedicated to intersexual justice and cross movement building, and affiliated with the LGBT Resource Center; Darin Hathaway, who teaches Theatre and Technical Productions at Judge Memorial Catholic High School; Kai Madina Martinez, Director of the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Utah; and Kira Kiko Lian, Program Coordinator for the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and the moderator of the discussion.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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