Night clubs, music venues and other organizations can play a big role in creating a #SafeStampede for all. Here are a few options to check out:
This project launched in June 2017 by the Centre for Sexuality (formerly Calgary Sexual Health Centre) aims to to raise awareness and provide education about consent by initiating a community-wide conversation, and to provide community members with tools to discuss consent.
Check out the list of FREE workshops and other resources for organizations and venues at www.calgarygetsconsent.ca.
Society for the Advocacy of Safer Spaces
In partnership with the Centre for Sexuality, the Society for the Advocacy of Safer Spaces is coordinating Safer Space workshops for management and staff of music venues, theatres, galleries, and other organizations within the arts community.
Workshops take on topics such as active consent, responding to disclosures, and how to be an active bystander. Participants in these workshops can expect to leave with tools to address conflict, clarify boundaries, and understand the role that bystanders can play.
Organizations and venues who have completed the workshops and have committed in writing to following the SASS Guidelines will be awarded the SASS Gold Seal, which they may display in their establishment. This Gold Seal signifies to patrons that management and staff are accountable to the safety of their space.
► Read this article from Metro Calgary for more info!
If your organization or venue is interested in taking a workshop, please contact SASS.