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“We didn’t understand that there was this ugliness going on in our business" - One Bar Owners Story

I’ve worked in the field of sexual violence prevention for almost eight years. In that time I’ve had the opportunity to learn about preventing sexual violence from different perspectives, by applying different theories, and by exploring countless curriculums.

I believe in the SAFE Bar Training because it is simple, manageable, and most important effective in creating a culture where bar staff notice concerning behavior, interrupt effectively and provide support.

You don’t have to take my word for it though. Over the past three years, we’ve heard from bar owners and hundreds of participants the value of SAFE Bar Training. Here’s what bar owner and SAFE Bar Network board member, Kevin Fitzpatrick, has to say about training.

If you have a favorite bar, restaurant, or night club encourage them to join the SAFE Bar

Network. They can learn more at

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault our partners can help. Visit MOCSA and RAINN

Interested in learning more about bystander intervention? Visit our friends at With Us Center for Bystander Intervention.

To learn more about the field of sexual violence response and prevention visit PreventConnect and NSVRC.

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