ActSafe Conference Tackles Sexual Harassment in the Arts


Among the slate of programming for the upcoming Actsafe Event Safety Conference are multiple sessions addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. The conference, which takes place February 21-23, 2018 in Burnaby, includes the following workshops:

Changing Culture: #MeToo
Does the #MeToo movement resonate with you? If there is to be real change around issues of harassment in the workplace, people must have the freedom to speak up. Learn strategies for fostering a more open employer/employee relationship regarding safety. 
Presenter: Matt Lees (Riggit Services)

Not In OUR Space! Respectful Workspaces for Live Performance Professionals
An overview of Not in OUR Space!, Equity’s national anti-harassment and respectful workplace campaign, which seeks to ensure healthy and productive working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country.
Presenter: Canadian Actors' Equity Association

The conference is also offering a presentation about ways to encourage female career longevity in the event production industry:

Equal But Not The Same
Women have been struggling for equal footing in the event production industry, but are challenged by physical differences that can make that struggle seemingly impossible. Discussion topics will include male-female stress reactions, and physical and mental effects of pregnancy. The goal is to assist workers and employers alike with creating a more empathetic and supportive environment which will encourage female career longevity.
Presenter: Heather Lamb

For information on other sessions, and to register for the conference, visit the ActSafe Conference website.

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