DMC’s Safe Space Club provides a program where people can go to express their feelings.
Club president Sofia Jimenez brought back the club in 2017 after it had dissipated that spring semester.
“There wasn’t a lot going on with the club when I restarted it,” Jimenez said. “I ordered shirts and had a banner made. I started to get the group off the ground.”
Jimenez said the group, which has over two dozen members, marched in the Corpus Christi Pride Parade last summer and has started to be involved with the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation and The Mosaic Project of South Texas. She wants the organization to educate the community on LGBTQIA issues.
“We’re trying to do more of an outreach with the school such as community activities,” Jimenez said. “We’re going to try and incorporate that this semester. We also held a Safe Zone certification for the professors, which had a good turnout.”
The club has meetings every second Wednesday of the month. with the next on Oct. 16 in Heritage Hall, Room 112.
“I have experienced a lot of trauma in my life, and I don’t want anyone to ever feel like I did in the sense that I had no one to go to,” Jimenez said. “I want them to know that they have someone they can come talk to. I want to make sure this stays a vital program. My hope is to get to a point where the community accepts us. We’re human; we’re people.”
For more information, contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or the club’s adviser, Erinn McComb, at email@example.com.