We're working to make DC safer for everyone by mobilizing the community to end public harassment and assault.
Here's how we do it:
Making Bars Safer Spaces
The Safe Bar Collective trains and empowers staff at alcohol-serving establishments to recognize and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and assault among patrons and staff. The program also works to build the capacity of bars and restaurants to support marginalized workers, and assists trans people of color in accessing and maintaining supportive employment.
Advocating for Policy Change
CASS leaders often provide testimony on street harassment and advocate for greater work at data collection and policy. Most recently, we helped build the End Street Harassment Coalition, more than 20 local organizations working to pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act, introduced by DC Councilmember Nadeau.
Training Anti-Harassment Activists
CASS holds innovative workshops to empower the community to take action to prevent public sexual harassment and assault. In these workshops and forums, we define street harassment, focus on tips for victims of street harassment, brainstorm community-based solutions, and more.