Community Programs

Raising Awareness and Empowering Participants to Confront Sexual Misconduct in All its Forms

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Our VOICE offers a variety of innovative programs pursuing our mission of creating a community free from sexual violence. Each program is evidenced-based or research-informed for maximum impact and designed to reach a broad range of populations throughout Buncombe County.

 

The Bar Outreach Project – As a community, we can develop the tools to care for and protect each other in all spaces. This program provides anyone working around alcohol with vital knowledge about the threat of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) and equips them with intervention strategies and techniques

For bars in Buncombe County, Our VOICE provides in-person trainings for $300  – or we can supply guidelines for running a simple, no-cost Pints for Prevention benefit for Our Voice in exchange for the training.

Also, Bar Outreach trainings can be offered outside of Western North Carolina for an additional cost. If your organization or business is outside of Western North Carolina, please contact us for a quote.

The Bar Outreach curriculum may also be purchased, please contact us for details.

 

86 Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry (“86 It”) – The restaurant industry is responsible for one of the highest rates of federal EEOC sexual harassment complaints. Service work inherently creates imbalanced power dynamics among staff and customers, but it is possible to unify a team around principles of respect and set expectations of clientele.

For local restaurants, Our Voice provides in-person trainings. Fees include $200 for the staff training and $300 for the management training (includes informal legal advice), or $400 for both.

A 86 It training can be offered outside of Western North Carolina for an additional cost. If your organization or business is outside of Western North Carolina, please contact us for a quote.

The 86 It curriculum may also be purchased, please contact us for details.

 

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Drawing the line between flirting and harassment, this program examines the spectrum of sexual misconduct and equips staff with the ability to identify problem behaviors, establish personal boundaries, and understand their rights. Additionally, this training guides managers and business leaders in their efforts to establish a safe, healthy, and productive work environment.

For local businesses/organizations, Our Voice provides an in-person training for $300. If this is out of your budget, please contact us to discuss a discounted rate.

 

The Gender Galaxy (Community) – Despite strides made in achieving gender equity, there is still an immense amount of faulty information about these vitally important issues leading to discrimination, hate speech, and violence. Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) members of every community are too often forced to face bullying, isolation, depression, and suicide at alarming rates. The Gender Galaxy is designed to raise awareness, reduce confusion, and promote tolerance.

For local businesses/organizations, Our Voice provides an in-person training for $300. If this is out of your budget, please contact us to discuss a discounted rate.

 

To learn more about Community Programs, please contact Quinn at quinnn@ourvoicenc.org or to book a program please fill out a program request form.