A cause we can all believe in
BASA is a collective of bar and restaurant professionals who recognize the issues of sexual assault, harassment and discrimination within the wider culture. We believe it is our imperative to stand against these issues in our industry.
Why We’re Here
Alcohol is never an excuse. Alcohol is the #1 date rape drug, and though alcohol does not cause rape or other dangerous behavior, we have a responsibility to protect our patrons and fellow employees through raising awareness and developing strategies to intervene when we witness these behaviors.
How we’ll get therE
Bartenders Against Sexual Assault (BASA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit as an initiative of Proper Groove, which was founded to address the issue of sexual assault in the nighttime economy and the wider culture.
We have been working intentionally to create this community-led organization, to grow our board and to develop a bystander intervention program that is research-based and built upon the needs of marginalized communities and identities. We’ve developed a four-pillared plan for addressing these issues: Education, Prevention, Intervention and Consent (EPIC Moves Training Series), and #86Excuses – an industry awareness campaign.