Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Ticket for #‎LCCA2015‬!

Our 6th anniversary party, “Lights, Camera, Collective Action,” (#LCCA15) is Thursday, April 16, and we’re pumped to celebrate with you! We’re pulling out all the stops: beers from DC Brau Brewing Company, pies from Dangerously Delicous, delish dips from Cava Mezze Grill, slam poetry, stand-up comedy, a photobooth, art sale, DJ and more! All that for a great cause of supporting our work to create a safer DC 

If that’s not enough, here are 10 reasons why you should get your ticket for #‎LCCA2015‬!

(Photos courtesy of our 2013 and 2014 LCCAs!)

  1. “Because all of your favorite humans will be under the same roof supporting a great cause.” – Julia Strange
  2. “OMG PIES! Eating pie sounds like the most delicious way to fight street harassment.” - Set Oya
  3. “Two words: Photo Booth. My friends and I had so much fun rocking the photo booth that we actually went back twice just to change up the costumes of what we were wearing. Definitely looking forward to ‘winning’ the photo booth again this year with some of those crazy props.” - Katie Breslin
  4. “Because there’s nothing more empowering than a room full of people sharing their personal stories about street harassment.” - Claire Gould
  5. “Because FREE MASSAGES!” - Renee Davidson
  6. “I loved seeing all of my favorite activists together in one room!” – Helen
  7. “Because the people attending the annual CASS party always leave me in high spirits, both with their sheer numbers and with their positive attitudes.” – Eric Myers
  8. “Because I always meet new and interesting people who also care about making DC a safer, more inclusive place for everyone.” - Star Silva
  9. “Because the DJ’s name is Crochet Kingpin?” – Ben Merrion
  10. “Because in a city full of swanky happy hours and stuffy events, LCCA is easily one of the most fun – and fundamentally life changing – social justice parties you can attend. Don’t miss it!” - Dave Chandrasekaran

 Pumped? Get your #LCCA2105 tix now!

See you April 16! 

Join Us for Our 6th Anniversary Party, #LCCA2015!

CASS’s 6th Anniversary Party

“LIGHTS, CAMERA, COLLECTIVE ACTION!”

WHEN: 6:00-8:30pm, Thursday, April 16

WHERE: Room & Board; 1840 14th Street NW DC

>>> Get your tickets now!
>>> RSVP on Facebook!

You’re cordially invited to join us for Collective Action for Safe Spaces’ 3rd annual signature community appreciation event, “Lights, Camera, Collective Action!”

Our small but dedicated staff has accomplished so much together in the past year. We launched RightRidesDC, a program that provides free, safe rides home for women and LGBT people, passed landmark sexual assault reforms in DC and conducted 20 community workshops! Come celebrate with us, and hear what else we have up our sleeves for 2015.

A ticket will ensure that you enjoy…

        • Slam Poetry! Get truly inspired by the Madeira Slam Poetry Team, who won second place at the last years’ Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Slam Competition!
        • Music! DJ Crochet Kingpin will be spinning sick beats to get you on your feet.
        • Food & drinks! Including wine from Monument Fine Wines.
        • Stand-up comedy! Prepare to get stomach cramps from laughing with the amazing Chelsea Shorte.
          Massages!
           Help your stress melt away at our self-care corner, including free massages from a professional masseuse!
        • Silent Auction! Your chance to win fun local goods or original art!
        • Photobooth! Have some laughs at our photo booth area set up with fun anti-street harassment activities.

We’re working with a bunch of local businesses, artists, musicians, and activists to make this event the most fabulous party of the year. Check back here for a list of sponsors, entertainers, and vendors at this year’s event!

All ticket proceeds go to ensuring access to free, safe rides home through programs like RightRides DC and long-term solutions to build safe streets through trainings and workshops, policy advocacy and cultural activism.

Not Local or Can’t Attend?

Don’t fret! You can still donate or sponsor one of our hard-working volunteers through our ticket sales link. Your donation will go straight to work in our programming to build a safer DC, including community workshops, bystander intervention training, timely policy advocacy, and more!

Not convinced yet? Check out some paparazzi snaps from past LCCAs. And remember, last year’s event was sold-out! Buy your tickets early!

Remember what a blast you had at last year’s party?!

ABOUT CASS

Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) is a grassroots organization that aims to empower the DC Metro area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault. We do this through both online and offline activism, including workshops, innovative direct services, policy advocacy and community outreach.

Follow us on Twitter @SafeSpacesDC to get updates. Use hashtag #LCCA2015!

Join Our (Amazing) Board of Directors!

Collective Action for Safe Spaces - Join Our board!

CASS is looking for great people to join our board of directors! Do you have a passion for social justice and a drive to build a safer DC? Interested in helping to manage a unique community-based organization working to find solutions to one of the most prevalent forms of gender-based violence? Apply today! See below for application details.

The Short Version:
Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a community-based organization that aims to empower the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault, is looking for fantastic new people from the community to join its Board of Directors. The Board plays a critical governance role within the organization, deciding on priorities in programming and fundraising, and keeping the organization accountable to our values.

Interested applicants living in the Washington, DC, area should fill out the application by Friday, March 27. We’ll be in touch!

Details:
This is an exciting opportunity for passionate individuals looking to meet dedicated social justice activists and make a difference in the D.C. metropolitan area. If you have some or all of the following qualities, you would be a great Boardmember:

  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • An expertise in community development to DMV neighborhoods – in particular communities of Washington, DC’s wards 5, 7, and 8.
  • An interest in connecting with networks of DC area citizens leading in the areas of transportation, justice, small business, and urban development.
  • A background in finance.
  • A willingness to make a meaningful time commitment to CASS.
  • A sense of humor.

Board member responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic guidance on CASS’s fundraising efforts, programming,  and budgetary decisions.
  • Overseeing compliance with organizational policies and bylaws.
  • Raising friends for CASS within your networks and communities by spreading the word about our work.
  • Creating and implementing a personal fundraising plan, and giving at a personally meaningful level to support the work of the organization.
  • Attending quarterly Board meetings and an annual Board retreat.
  • Keeping staff, fellow Board members, and yourself accountable to the communities we serve and the values of the organization.

How to apply:
Please fill out the application form and send a copy of your resume to info@collectiveactiondc.org by Friday, March 27. Women, people of color, those living in underrepresented wards and areas, and LGBTQGNC-identifying people are strongly encouraged to apply.