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Safe Zone Training

  • Multicultural Family Center 1157 Central Avenue Dubuque, IA, 52001 United States (map)

Safe Zone training is an interactive workshop where participants will learn about topics that impact the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community and how they can better support people who identify as LGBTQ+.   Program is geared for adult community members ages 18+.

At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences with people who identify as LGBTQ+ 
  • Understand basic LGBTQ+ terms and concepts
  • Learn about the experiences of people who identify as LGBTQ+ 
  • Feel more confident and comfortable when interacting with people who identify as LGBTQ+
  • Identify ways to support people who identify as LGBTQ+ in our communities


Molly Menster, LMSW, is currently a therapist/hypnotherapist at Body & Soul Wellness Center & Spa. Formerly, she was an Intercultural Competence Trainer and Consultant for the City of Dubuque. Molly has nearly 20 years of facilitation experience, including Safe Zone trainings. She has a passion for cultivating understanding within and amongst cultural groups.

Clare Forstie, MA, is an instructor who teaches about LGBTQ+ topics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a PhD candidate from Northwestern University who studies gender, sexuality, and community. She has spoken at community events and facilitated Safe Zone, LGBTQ+ 101, and Trans 101 trainings.


$50 suggested donation accepted day of training.  Donation is a suggestion and should not be a barrier to attend program.  MFC programs and events are free thanks to donor contributions

Earlier Event: July 10
Music in Jackson Park
Later Event: July 14
LGBTQ+ Game Night