What is the difference between a safe space and brave space? Institutions offer safe space support services for students that prove effective in tandem with holistic changes to campus culture. Brave spaces are used today in classroom settings as a mechanism to create supportive environments so that all students may equally participate in challenging dialogue.
What does it mean to have a brave space? Vocabulary. Brave Space: A brave space is a space where participants feel comfortable learning, sharing, and growing. A brave space is inclusive to all races, sexes, genders, abilities, immigration status, and lived experiences.
Why are people against safe spaces? Criticism. Opponents of safe spaces argue that the idea stifles freedom of speech, or blurs the line between security against physical harm and giving offense. In response, advocates for safe spaces assert that people subject to hate speech are directly affected by it and that safe spaces help maintain mental health.
How do you facilitate a brave space? With this in mind, some key ideas that promote the most productive brave spaces are: “controversy with civility,” “owning intentions and impacts,” “challenge by choice,” “respect” and “no attacks” (NASPA, 2017.