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Worried About Westport

Jul 7, 2016

The Squad of Sisters, a group dedicated to combating sexual violence, is working on identifying "safe spaces" in Midtown, where individuals can feel protected from sexual assault. Open mic night at Woody's, a bar on Broadway, is one of those spaces.
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A few months ago, the Squad of Sisters — a local group dedicated to combating sexual violence — released a zine called "Worried About Westport." The photocopied booklet chronicles personal stories of sexual assault in the area. Westport is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Kansas City, but is it safe? 

We ask, what do reports of sexual assault and rape throughout the city tell us about our culture, and what can we do to make our community safer?