LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from Texas Tech University:
In an effort to promote safer nightlife for members of the Red Raiders and Lubbock community, Texas Tech University is encouraging local bars to participate in free security awareness training that will help bar staff recognize and respond suspicious behavior, at-risk customers, emergency code words. and other red flags.
Formerly known as the Safe Bar Initiative, Safe Night Out TTU is the result of a partnership between the Student Government Association (SGA) and the office of Risk Intervention & Safety Education (RISE).
“This initiative was founded on the idea that the safety of our community begins with targeted education efforts from a harm reduction and bystander intervention approach,” said Ashley Rose Marino, Manager of the RISE program.
“Safe Night Out TTU teaches bar staff about rape myths, Texas Tech policies and resources and how to recognize red flags and intervene when necessary. Working together to form our community one place at a time can not only help keep Texas Tech students safe, but also make going out in Lubbock safer for everyone.
The first Safe Night Out TTU training session will be held at Two Docs Brewing Co., 502 Texas Ave., at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9.
Each workout will last approximately 45 minutes. Participating bars will receive official Safe Night Out TTU certification, Safe Night Out TTU resource posters and stickers, wristbands with QR codes linked to sexual assault resources, and a Safe Night Out TTU charging station so that customers are not left without a means of communication if their phone fails.
Bars can request a free training session by emailing [email protected] for more information.
(Texas Tech University press release)