Building Safer Spaces in Creative Communities

Building Safer Spaces in Creative Communities

Thursday, April 23, 2020
1-2:30pm CDT

with Kira Wisniewski (Baltimore, MD), Shawna Potter (Baltimore, MD), Siân Evans (Baltimore, MD), Tyde-Courtney Edwards (Baltimore, MD)

This session brings together folx from Art+Feminism, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture and Shawna Potter, author of Making Spaces Safer. This workshop will:

  • Discuss the importance of organizational structure and taking care of emotional space as you create (FORCE)

  • Review and discuss the development of our Brave Space agreement and stewarding online communities (Art+Feminism)

  • Share safer space tactics and run through scenarios (Potter/Making Spaces Safer)

The session will include small group discussion and conclude with a facilitated Q&A as we collaborate towards solutions for creating safer, braver space for us all. No experience required, all gender identities and expressions welcome!

NOTE: The session will include discussion about harassment and trauma that may be triggering.