Planning for Safe Spaces
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:
- affirming a "friendly space policy" as part of your events (see Friendly Space recommendations on meta)
- taking the safe event training from the Wikimedia Foundation on the Programs and Events Dashboard.
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.