We’re working to make DC bars a safer place for everyone, and we need your help. Do you work at a bar or know people who do?
For years, Collective Action for Safe Spaces has been working hard advocating against public sexual harassment and assault in the District. We’ve made great strides, but we still have a ways to go before DC the safe space we know it can be. As we shared in an earlier post, we’re teaming up with Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and a number of local organizations to convene the first-ever DC City Council roundtable on street harassment and assault.
Among the many agencies that will be attending the roundtable, there will be a representative from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) present.
We developed our Safe Bars training program in partnership with Defend Yourself to address the problem of sexual harassment at bars — and equip bar staff with the skills to intervene to prevent assault. Next, we want to work with ABRA to incentivize bars to participate in this training.
You can help in two ways:
Attend our bar owner/manager/staff focus group on sexual harassment and assault in bars
Tuesday, November 24 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1615 M St NW, Ansel Adams Gallery Meeting Room
Attend and/or testify at the DC City Council roundtable on street harassment and assault
Thursday, December 3 at 10 AM
John A. Wilson Building, Room 500, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Thank you for your help in fighting harassment and assault in DC!