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Why Your Favorite Venue Should Join the Network

At the SAFE Bar Network, we marched into April with a purpose, training 213 people in the first week alone. And we have no plans of slowing down.


This month, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the SAFE Bar Network invites you to join us on Instagram and spotlight your favorite local bar, restaurant, brewery, nightclub, or music venue. Check it out and tag your favorite spot.


We have the absolute pleasure of working with some of the best people in the food and beverage industry. We’ve learned that creating a workplace culture where people thrive and customers keep coming back really hinges on the work of awesome leaders. And the best leaders know the value of equipping their team with the skills to notice uncomfortable behavior and interrupt effectively.


Over the past three years, we’ve heard from bar owners, managers, and thousands of participants about the value of being part of the SAFE Bar Network and training their team to increase safety. Here's what two of them said.


"By having the conversations with the Safe Bar Network and being a part of their vision we have seen such a positive impact on our culture with staff and customers. We’ve had a major increase in business because of the positive feedback from our community in getting the SAFE Bar Network’s word out." - Brian Miller, General Manager at SAFE Bar Network founding member Fieldhouse | Willie’s said


"After our first SAFE Bar Training in 2021 we kept the conversation going. The training was a great starting point. From the skills our team learned, we were able to make changes to our policies and how we work to prioritize noticing when people are uncomfortable, interrupting to help, and giving everyone a safe time out." Lauren Smith at Gentle Ben's Brewing in Tucson, AZ


We are proud to partner with each of our 87 member venues. Take a minute to see if your favorite spot is a SAFE Bar Network member. If they aren’t, head over to Instagram and tag them.


Interested in learning more about the SAFE Bar Network and our work to give everyone a safe night out, sign up for our monthly newsletter here. Or contact us at info@safebarnetwork.org


The SAFE Bar Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) you can join the team by donating your time, talent, and money to the mission of giving everyone a SAFE Night Out, just click here.


To learn more about joining the SAFE Bar Network visit safebarnetwork.org/join


SAFE Bar Training conversations are simple, manageable, and they work – but you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out these real-life, Everyday Active Bystanders.


To learn more about active bystander skills check out our blog post, Obstacles. What obstacles? 3 Full Proof Everyday Active Bystander Skills.


For information, inspiration, and resources for a more vibrant nightlife, visit 24HourNation.


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


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


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