Just this year, we’ve heard stories from 54 people who were sexually harassed in DC bars and nightclubs.
We know that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
That’s why we partnered with Defend Yourself to develop our Safe Bars program. While we’re advocating for policy solutions to make DC nightlife safer, we’re training bar staff to use bystander intervention skills to stop sexually aggressive behavior and prevent assault.
Please make a #GivingTuesday gift of $54 now, and your dollars can be matched! If we’re in first place on Razoo’s small nonprofit leaderboard then we’ll win an extra $4,000 — meaning every dollar you give today will be matched up to $4,000.
Your gift today helps us make DC nightlife safer for people like Katelyn. She was at a nightclub in Dupont Circle when two men cornered her.
“They started touching me (one grabbed my thigh, the other my shoulders) and I resisted, shaking them off,” she wrote. “This angered one man and he scratched my face while trying to grab me.”
Also, if you’re in DC tonight, come stop by Right Proper Brewing Company in Shaw for happy hour! We’ll be enjoying discounted happy hour specials, amazing raffle prizes (including this Cats Against Catcall-ender), and great company.