Safe Spaces

Also called “brave spaces”, this term is used to describe an event or dialogue that is meant to carve out emotionally-safe, non-judgemental, productive dialogue on topics that often cause hurt, division, or polarity. Some would argue that “brave spaces” is a better term, since extending safety to all perspectives may inevitably cause some (i.e. Those in minority populations) to feel less emotionally safe in the presence of majority populations or viewpoints that have been used, unintentionally or intentionally, to oppress. Some people assert that such spaces are “politically correct” and have their own kind of intolerance.

Contributors: 

Heidi Weaver-Smith, Arthur Pena

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