The Society for the Advocacy of Safer Spaces has been fortunate enough to work with a number of music venues and arts spaces. Here is a sampling of who we have worked with so far. If you are unsure if a venue has worked with us, feel free to get in touch with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venues with Safer Spaces training
The following venues are spaces that have partnered with us and offered our bystander intervention training to their staff. These workshops, facilitated by the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, cover how to identify when sexual and/or discriminatory harassment may be occurring, how to safely intervene to prevent the incident from escalating, and how to honour survivors in any incident and respond to their disclosures of sexual and/or discriminatory violence.
In addition to attending our training session, many of the following venues have implemented survivor-centric policies and will support you if something goes wrong in their space. Please feel to reach out to venues directly, or to us if you have any specific questions.
Home and Away
Gateway Bar at SAIT
Oak Tree Tavern and Oak Tree Lounge (downstairs)
Consulting and Audits
In addition to our safer spaces training, SASS also offers a number of other services including our safer spaces audit which identifies areas of improvement for venues who want to create a safer physical space. We also provide consulting on survivor-centric policy, guidelines for creating a safer space, and connections to resources in the community. The following venues have worked with us in one of these capacities, as identified below.
TELUS Spark – Safer spaces audit
Sled Island Music and Arts Festival – consulting
CJSW 90.9 FM Radio – consulting
SASS also hosted a discussion panel about creating safer spaces and a bystander intervention workshop at Sled Island 2016, and a discussion panel on cultural appropriation at Femme Wave Festival 2016.
Sled Island Music and Arts Festival 2016
Listen to the panel on Soundcloud.