WILMINGTON, MA — In the April episode of WCTV’s Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews Shawna Potter, author of “Making Spaces Safer: A Guide To Giving Harassment The Boot Wherever You Work, Play And Gather.” Potter is also a singer for the “War on Women” punk band, an activist and a public speaker.
About The Book: Shawna Potter 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!
Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:
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