Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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BC04 - (Consent-Captain)

VICTORIA. x-14s. The Victoria Event Centre has hired a so-called "consent captain" to help prevent sexual harassment and assault. Tanille Geib (GIBE) is a sexual health educator who has taken on the role and she'll be at the centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. She says her role isn't to police people's behaviour.

("...uncomfortable happening.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: She says she opens conversations with people accused of harassment by letting them know they've made someone feel uncomfortable and asking them if they want to talk through it.

BC03 - (Consent-Captain)

VICTORIA. x-20s. An event venue in Victoria is taking a unique approach to combating sexual harassment and assault on the dance floor. The Victoria Event Centre has hired a so-called "consent captain" to educate patrons about consent and intervene when someone acts inappropriately. Tanille Geib (GIBE) has taken on the captain role and she says consent is not well understood.

("...consensual connections.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The event centre has also been decorated with posters and information on consent and Geib is training staff on how to respond to non-consensual behaviour. …

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