With the help of the DC Nightlife Association, we held our first-ever training on Safe Bars, our new sexual assault prevention program, in July. Today, we spoke about Safe Bars to a group of DC bar and nightlife staff at a Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) meeting. In addition to local bar and nightclub staff, we were joined by a local ANC Commissioner, staff from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) and Chief Burke of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), who underscored the importance of and need for DC bars to address issues of sexual harassment and assault.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Do you work at a bar or club in DC? Maybe you know someone who does? Get in touch! We need your help to spread the word and make connections to help prevent sexual harassment & assault. Contact Zosia Sztykowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Stay tuned for updates and wish us luck in LA!