Musician Abandon Smiling Buddha after Sexual Assault Accusations

We are so proud to see so many musicians, artists, promoters and bar and service staff standing in solidarity with survivors and bands who are choosing to relocate their shows.

Thank you especially to CHAMPION LOVER for this thoughtful and moving allyship.

"This is also a clear reminder of our continued need for organizations like Dandelion Initiative that help venues, bars, restaurants establish clear and effective protections, standards, and training about sexual abuse and assault in the workplace in an effort to protect employees and patrons."

Our safer bars training is designed not only to educate and hold spaces accountable, but it is also meant to empower the staff and management to learn valuable tools to call out, call in, hold accountable and transform.

We hope to see more bars and venues connecting with us. Now.