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Author Potter, Shawna, author.

Title Making spaces safer : a guide to giving harassment the boot wherever you work, play, and gather / Shawna Potter.

Publication Info. Chico, CA : Edinburgh : AK Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  302.3 POT    Check Shelf
Description 219 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 18 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Part I: Your space. Obvious intentions ; Approriate responses ; Accountability -- Part II: Yourself. How to flirt without being a creep ; What to do if you're being harassed ; This is what justice looks like -- Appendices. Sample posters and postcards ; Public policies ; Internal documents ; Resources.
Summary "Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she's turned decades of experience into a clear and concise guide for public spaces of all sorts, from art galleries to bagel shops to concert halls, that want to shut down harassers wherever they show up. The steps she outlines are realistic, practical, and actionable. With the addition of personal stories, case studies, sample policies, and no-nonsense advice like "How to Flirt without Being a Creep," she shows why safer spaces are important, while making it easier to achieve them. Eschewing theory, she assumes the reader is already an ethical creature and jumps right in with candor, punk passion, and righteous anger to get the job done!" --
Subject Harassment -- Prevention.
Harassment -- Case studies.
Sexual minorities -- Crimes against -- Case studies.
Sexual minorities -- Crimes against -- Prevention.
Public spaces -- Social aspects.
Sexual harassment of women -- Prevention.
Sexual harassment of women -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst01114889
Harassment -- Prevention. (OCoLC)fst00951202
Harassment. (OCoLC)fst00951200
Public spaces -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01083062
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
ISBN 9781849353564 (paperback)
1849353565 (paperback)
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