Making Spaces Safer
Please join us on November 1, 2020 for the Tool Shed Book Club discussion of Making Spaces Safer.
Each month the Tool Shed book club meets to discuss a book or other piece of writing that sheds light on sexuality today. We'll be meeting online using the Zoom platform for the next several book clubs, in keeping with social distancing guidelines.
Book club selections are available for 20% off the cover price at the Tool Shed. Please help support us by purchasing your book club books at the Tool Shed.
Making Spaces Safer:
A Guide to Giving Harassment the Boot Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather
by Shawna Potter
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.