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!

We Want #NoMoreUpskirting in 2015

You might’ve seen the news by now: There’s a creep on the DC metro taking videos of unsuspecting female — mostly teen-aged — riders, and he’s posting the videos on a porn site.

There are still people in DC who think that women’s bodies are public property. With your support, we’re working to end sexual harassment on the Metro, and we’re providing safe alternatives for women and LGBTQ folks to get home through programs like RightRides DC.

We want to run RightRides DC every week in the new year. We really need your help! Make a gift to CASS right now to fuel RightRides DC in 2015. Even just $20 puts the fuel in one ZipCar to get women home without being sexually harassed!

Thanks to you, we now have people like Ramin on the streets. When he saw a man violently harass a woman outside of a Metro station, he stopped to support her. ”She tried to say she wasn’t wearing that short a skirt, but I said that wasn’t the problem,” he said. “I listened, and then repeated that it was not her fault.”

There’s one day left this year for you to support women and LGBTQ folks who are vulnerable to harassment. Please make a gift now.

P.S. Give $20 to stop sexual harassment now — and help us raise awareness! Share your stories of public sexual harassment on Twitter with the hashtag #NoMoreUpskirting and tweet that you’re supporting CASS today.

Your Support Means Everything – Thank You!

Dear CASS Community,

Thanks to you, we raised $17,270 in 24 hours to end public sexual harassment and assault in DC.

It’s moments like this, when hundreds of community members come together to take action, that prove our power to incite change. With every dollar you give, you are making our city safer, and showing people most at risk for public sexual harassment and assault that they are supported.

Our goal for #GivingTuesday yesterday was to raise $12,168, a dollar for every person in DC who experiences harassment or assault on a daily basis. Because of you, we raised over 130% of that goal.

You are amazing.

With so much love and gratitude,

Chai Shenoy
Executive Director

P.S. Feel like celebrating? Our friends at DC NOW are throwing us a party next week — join us!

12,168 People

Dear Friend,

“Hey, sexy! You should smile more.” Sound familiar?

12,168 people across DC experience sexual harassment or assault on the street every single day. These men and women are reminded on a daily basis that they aren’t safe — and then told to smile about it. Here at Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), we work hard to support these people but — as a volunteer-led nonprofit — we also need your help.

Please give $122 to help create safe spaces in DC today. That’s a penny for every person in our city who experiences street harassment every day.

For #GivingTuesday, every donation to CASS made between midnight and 1pm on Tuesday, 12/2, will be matched, dollar for dollar. Make your $122 gift now — and it instantly becomes $244.

Your dollars will be put to work to create safe spaces for individuals at greatest risk of sexual harassment and assault. We’re ensuring access to free, safe rides home through programs like RightRides DC, and we’re working toward long-term solutions to build safe streets.

Give to CASS today to end sexual harassment and have your gift matched! 

Let’s go,

Chai Shenoy
Executive Director

P.S. We’ve got until 1pm! Give $122 — just a penny for every person who experiences street harassment nearly every day in DC — and today only, your dollars will be doubled!