- To our valued long-time patrons, and potential new guests: If you plan on stopping by to spend time with us, please read the following statement regarding the safety of our space. We have a zero tolerance policy regarding issues of harassment, discrimination, or assault.
We need to address a serious issue in our community. It happens everywhere, it happens everyday, and it needs to stop. Those of us at LIVE! on Elgin asked ourselves what we can do about harassment and assault in the arts community.
LIVE! On Elgin wants you to know that you are safe here. We are an inclusive space for everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or religion. To the survivors of sexual harassment and assault: we believe you. You don’t owe us your story, but we’re listening if you feel safe sharing it with our staff. We will protect you, and take immediate action if you are feeling unsafe in our home. Our staff will not stand by as someone threatens the safety of our space; our space that hopefully you call home too.
Anyone who makes you feel unsafe in our room is not welcome in our room, period.
At most times you can find 3 staff members in the room: the bartender, the manager (Jon or Lawrence will be behind the bar or busing tables), and the sound-technician (who you can find at the back of the room). We are all safe options to talk to, and we are here for your protection.
If you don’t feel safe pointing someone out directly who is threatening the safety of the space for you, we will make sure you have a safe way home. We will discreetly watch the room so that the person can be identified and removed at a time when it is safe for you.
Thank you for helping us keep the viewing of live performances enjoyable for everyone.
From the LIVE! on Elgin team.