Oct 2nd (CHICAGO) — Live Podcast recording: Humanity in Hospitality

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Please join us, along with Healing to Action, as we host Humanity in Hospitality, a live podcast recording exploring the risks for workplace violence in taprooms, bars, and restaurants. 

Date: Monday, October 2nd
Time: 6:30p (recording begins 7p)
Location: Hopewell Brewing Company, 2760 N Milwaukee Ave

As breweries have grown from manufacturing environments into hospitality spaces, new risks for workplace sexual- or gender-based violence are emerging. One study by The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United found sexual harassment to be widespread in the restaurant industry. "Two-thirds of women workers and over half of men workers had experienced some form of sexual harassment from management; nearly 80% of women and 70% of men experienced some form of sexual harassment from co-workers; and nearly 80% of women and 55% of men experienced some form of sexual harassment from customers 60% of restaurant workers report sexual violence in the workplace." These numbers are staggering and new business owners in the hospitality space need to be aware of the environments they are creating.

Good Beer Hunting has partnered with Healing to Action to bring this important conversation forward. Healing to Action advances a worker-led movement to end gender violence and envisions worker leaders creating safe, just workplaces and stable economic futures.

Facilitated by Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting, the podcast will feature a panel of representatives from Healing to Action and their partners, all working to combat workplace violence:

Sheerine Alemzadeh, Healing to Action
Melissa Josephs, Women Employed
Jacyara de Oliveira, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Samantha Lee, Hopewell Brewing Company

All proceeds from beer sales at the event will go to Healing to Action, who is the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and funds to grow their organization.