In this interactive workshop led by members of the OutSmartNYC Collective, participants will interrogate how community-led efforts can enhance equity within sexual assault prevention. In sharing the OutSmartNYC core values and methodology, the facilitators will highlight strategies for working within a community, rather than for one. While the OutSmartNYC methodology is specific to nightlife’s unique culture and the challenges to violence prevention in these spaces, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how these methodologies may translate to the communities they represent and engage with. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of how equity can be enhanced through community engagement, curriculum development, and anti-oppressive facilitation strategies.


Eric McGriff, Scarlett Thompson, Amy Northup

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