OutSmartNYC began in 2008 as a multi-disciplinary citywide effort and has evolved into a grassroots collective of hospitality operators, staff, patrons, and educators, organizing to prevent and end sexual violence in New York City’s nightlife industry. The goal is to combat sexual violence in nightlife spaces and promote a fun, sex-positive nightlife culture where both patrons and staff of any establishment feel safe to connect in positive, exciting and healthy ways. A dedicated membership of nightlife staff, stakeholders and advocates work tirelessly to accomplish this goal through community outreach and engagement, membership recruitment, and training nightlife establishments across NYC. Members of this initiative include The Alliance, Crime Victims Treatment Center, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
OutSmartNYC’s goals are to:
- Promote coalition building
- Provide community education
- Participate in policy education and change
To learn more about OutSmartNYC and to request a training, visit the OutSmartNYC website here: https://www.outsmartnyc.org/