Anti-Street Harassment Workshop at Bloombars! 3/23/14

Join CASS and Bloombars for a public workshop on building a safer DC! We’ll tell stories, discuss the root causes of public sexual harassment and assault and help devise solutions — with a focus on tactics that build community, rather than divide it. More info below! 

Building a Safe City: How to Empower Your Community and Yourself to End Street Harassment

1:00-2:30 pm, Sunday, March 23, 2014
Bloombars, 3222 11th St NW (Columbia Heights)
*$10 suggested donation*

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If you’re woman or LGBTQ-identifying in DC, you’re probably familiar with the behaviors that qualify as street harassment — lewd gestures, sexual comments, following, and unwanted touching, ranging from the humiliating to the threatening. As much as we wish they didn’t, these behaviors can have a very real effect on the way we move around in the city we call home.

This workshop will explore the emotional reality of street harassment and introduce prevention and empowerment strategies that can be used by people who experience sexual harassment in public. Focusing on tactics that build community rather than divide it, we’ll give you some tools to respond assertively to harassers, and discuss ideas for mobilizing your friends, family, and community to change the culture and end public sexual harassment and assault.


Established in 2008 in Washington, DC’s burgeoning Columbia Heights neighborhood, BloomBars is driven by a volunteer team of artists, educators, and community and business leaders. Redefining the perception of a bar, BloomBars does not serve or allow alcohol on its premises fostering a safe and family-friendly environment.

Not convinced? Check out photos from our most recent anti-street harassment workshop with Washington Area Bicyclist Association‘s (WABA), read coverage of the workshop by The Washington Post, or check out our testimonials!