Safe Bars team members are dedicated to making bars, restaurants, clubs, and other hospitality venues safe and welcoming for all–including those who work there. Safe Bars has certified some 40 establishments in Washington, DC, and helped set up Safe Bars teams in 14 cities, towns, and counties (and one brewery!) in the U.S. and Canada.
Aya Laurel Iwai-Folk
Nightlife ambassador, trainer
Beverage director, general manager
Lauren R. Taylor
Founder, director, trainer
Board of Directors
Defend Yourself and Collective Action for Safe Spaces co-founded Safe Bars in 2013 and went their separate ways in 2016.