with Jessica Raven of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS)

Sunday January 15, 3-5 pm. Register here.

Want to add new tools to your anti-harassment toolbox? Wondering how to motivate your friends, family, and co-workers to become safe spaces activists? Thinking about organizing a community safety audit or other policy project but don’t know where to start?

Learn how to recognize subtle signs of aggression and use creative, non-confrontational bystander intervention strategies to stop harassment and prevent it from escalating to assault. This hands-on training will open your eyes to potential aggressions and micro-aggressions that might go on around you. Find ways to stay safe while still protecting the rights and dignity of others.

Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) is a grassroots organization that works to empower people in the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault. This is not a yoga workshop and doesn’t involve physical movement.

Cost: $30 (no discounts or passes available for this training). Proceeds benefit CASS. Register here.

Drop-in cost: $35 at the door.

Do you want to know more about how Bystander Intervention works and why it’s important? Here’s a great article from NPR about trainings in NYC: Activists Prepare Bystanders to Take Action

Jessica Raven is the Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a local organization working to make public spaces see for everyone. She teaches assertive responses to harassment and bystander intervention, and she’s best known for her work on the Safe Bars program which teaches bar staff to recognize and respond to sexual aggression in nightlife. Previously, she worked in communications at local poverty relief agency, Bread for the City. Jessica graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History. She is a mom to one toddler and one cat.