SevenFifty Daily | Protecting People on Both Sides of the Bar

Key safety strategies that industry pros can use to help protect staff and patrons in crises involving violence or harassment

 Illustration by Jeff Quinn.

Illustration by Jeff Quinn.

In a learning session at BevCon 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina, industry experts gathered to discuss plans, policies, and training to help protect bar staff and patrons in crisis situations, especially where violence and harassment are involved. The Protecting People on Both Sides of the Bar session was led by Angie Fetherston, CEO of Drink Company in Washington, D.C.; her husband, JP Fetherston, a partner at Drink Company and the head bartender at Columbia Room in D.C.; and Jessica Raven, executive director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), also in D.C.