a contribution by FemaleGaze
“And now for some questions from the audience…”
A guide to making an actively safe space
during public debates and discussions.
This text is an exploration of what it means to have a “safe space” for the audience during public debates and discussions. The text includes case studies where the lack of a safe space policy made a debate less satisfying, and suggestions of how event organisers and audience members can facilitate an even discussion, and make it more likely for minority voices to be heard during audience questions or debate.