By Deborah Hernandez and Ramna Shahzad

According to Oberlin College and Conservatory, “safe spaces can be defined as spaces that are created of, by and for members of marginalized or under-represented social groupings.” Safe spaces allow members of marginalized groups to exist outside of prejudice and oppression that is otherwise upheld as a social norm.

The Ryersonian spoke with Ryerson students from marginalized groups about what safe spaces mean to them, what they may look like and how the university setting has shaped their experiences.

Read the rest at the Ryersonian.

Deborah Hernandez and Ramna Shahzad are final-year Ryerson Journalism students.