Training modules/dashboard/slides/12311-planning-for-safe-spaces

Planning for Safe SpacesEdit

Art+Feminism events around the world draw large numbers of participants from many walks of life, and focus on an area of Wikipedia that some people view as disruptive. Event planners need to anticipate potential challenges in keeping such events safe, by being mindful about how organizers and venue may respond to disruption.

Maintaining safes spaces can become more challenging if you plan on running multiple events or your event will be quite large. If you do not have experience managing safe spaces or if you are running larger or more complicated events, we highly recommend:

Both will help you create effective proactive strategies for implementing best responses towards inappropriate behavior during events. Local organizers can set the expectations for events, that can then be enforced. Moreover, preparing a plan ahead of time, will make response to inappropriate uses during the event more effective.