24HrPHL is partnering with Safe Bars Philly, a project of Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR) to facilitate staff trainings for local venues. Recently, WOAR staff member Leah Dirkse came to a 24HrPHL meet up to explain her program and learn about some of the needs and concerns of nightlife participants with regards to harassment and sexual violence.
A training with Safe Bars Philly will help your staff learn to identify harassment and other inappropriate behavior and respond safely and effectively. Staff trainings are inexpensive and also come with a certification that can be posted to inform patrons that the venue has been through the program. This program is new to Philadelphia, having recently expanded from Washington, DC.