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Uplifting, Educating, and Empowering the Electronic Music Industry

Uplifting, Educating, and Empowering the Electronic Music Industry

for a Violence Free Tomorrow

for a Violence Free Tomorrow

1 of every 2 people in the U.S. attend one or more music events each calendar year

- Nielsen Music 360, 2017

Over 9 out of 10 Female Music Festival Attendees report experiencing harassment (92%)

- Our Music My Body, 2017

Nearly 1 of every 2 musicians have experienced sexual harassment while working (42%)

- Musician's Union, 2019

Over 4 in 5 victims of harassment did not report it, primarily due to the industry culture

- Musician's Union, 2019

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Tired of seeing and hearing about things that make you uncomfortable within nightlife?

You have what it takes to make a lasting impact in shifting dance music culture

We are here to help! Join our Ambassador Program to gain the knowledge and skills to shift nightlife culture from within your role in the industry.

Tired of seeing and hearing about things that make you uncomfortable within nightlife?

You have what it takes to make a lasting impact in shifting dance music culture

We are here to help! Join our Ambassador Program to gain the knowledge and skills to shift nightlife culture from within your role in the industry.

  • If you are a survivor of violence, and/or harassment or trafficking and are wishing to contact our organization for support, resources, referrals, or processing, please email survivor@four4consent.org to be set up with a Nationally Credentialed advocate

PREVIOUS F4C WORKSHOP aTTENDEE REFLECTIONS...

"...It’s given people a platform to talk about an issue that everyone knows is happening but isn’t talking about. It’s become a safe space to discuss the matters in a professional form & provide second opinions on a topic that can be hard to discuss."

- Music Industry Artist Manager

"It’s given me an opportunity to connect with more people who care about the same issues as me."

- Music Industry Freelance Contractor

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PREVIOUS Four 4 consent WORKSHOP aTTENDEE REFLECTIONS

"...It’s given people a platform to talk about an issue that everyone knows is happening but isn’t talking about. It’s become a safe space to discuss the matters in a professional form & provide second opinions on a topic that can be hard to discuss."

- Music Industry Artist Manager

"It’s given me an opportunity to connect with more people who care about the same issues as me."

- Music Industry Freelance Contractor

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Introducing...

The Nightlife Safety Summit

*open to the entire electronic music community, regardless of genre

We, at Four 4 Consent, believe that you already know the answer to the question, “How do I make nightlife safer and more accessible to all?” Unfortunately, members of the electronic music industry are uncertain of how to tap into that intuition, have not been empowered to discuss violence in nightlife, and are unsure how their approach will impact the existing dynamics around them.


Four 4 Consent is proud to present our inaugural Nightlife Safety Summit, a year-long program designed to engage and educate the electronic music industry on how to create safer live music experiences for professionals and fans alike. Seventy- two of our ambassadors will be taken from the Midwest and East coast regions combined, and the other seventy-two will be exclusively representing Los Angeles county (whether they work or live there or are affiliated with those who work there).


A proactive approach to safer nightlife experiences is not only the right thing to do, but is also good for business.


The Nightlife Safety Summit will meet virtually once a month and ambassadors will have the opportunity to create a safer cultural foundation for your future in the music industry, and all those around you.


Our goal is to provide the electronic music industry with scene-specific education on nightlife safety with an emphasis on preventing sexual harassment and assault. Ambassadors will learn language to express their intuition and strategies to approach nightlife violence within the scope of their already existing roles in the music industry. Through education, language, and proven to work strategies we can shift the culture and lower the risk factors associated with participating in nightlife.


Ambassadors will be able to apply their intuition and strategies learned from Four 4 Consent to real life scenarios collectively experienced by our industry and scenarios brought to the Nightlife Safety Summit by fellow ambassadors. They will also network with like minded music industry folks and experienced violence prevention advocates and other credentialed leaders in the movement. This will ultimately empower ambassadors to act in ways that align with their values and does not perpetrate future harm.

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Our goal at Four 4 Consent is to ensure ambassador program participants receive the best training and education that is applicable to their roles within the music industry. By sharing anonymous insight, you can help us show up prepared to take on many challenges that the music industry faces.



We launched the Nightlife Safety Summit to build community and programming around these goals.




Answers collected here will be used to develop scenarios that our Nightlife Ambassadors work to address during our programming, as well as help us expand our program offerings in the future. By sharing anonymous insight, you can help us show up prepared to take on many challenges that the music industry faces.



Digital discussions about initiatives and causes have the potential to make an impact and gain momentum. We appreciate you sharing the launch of the Nightlife Safety Summit with your online audience!


The more people that learn about the launch of the Nightlife Safety Summit the better.


We want to increase the number of people that know about ways they can show up within the nightlife and music industry to make a difference.

Last year, the team at GOODtv teamed up with Four 4 Consent for a weekend of nightlife violence prevention education and digital dance floor vibes. From industry roundtables to bystander intervention, and many topics in between, we covered many ways to make a difference with the help of GOODtv's "stramfam" and they made a huge impact on the success of our organizational goals for 2021 through the funds they raised!


Last year, the team at GOODtv teamed up with Four 4 Consent for a weekend of nightlife violence prevention, from industry roundtables to bystander intervention, and many topics in between for education and digital dance floor vibes

If you are an individual interested in participating in Four 4 Consent's Nightlife Safety Summit, sign up for updates by texting "Ambassador" to (313) 367-1228.


If you are an organization committed to creating lasting change in the electronic music industry, we are currently seeking summit sponsors to end nightlife violence once and for all.

Ambassador applications close on JUly 30th, 2022.

live GROUP sessions will begin mid-AUGUST 2022.

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Get to know us, but keep your hands to yourself...

What makes Four 4 Consent unique compared to other nightlife prevention education organizations?

A TEAM OF NATIONALLY CREDENTIALED ADVOCATES

OVER THREE DECADES OF MUSIC BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

BACKGROUND WORKING WITH HARM DOERS

a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team is only the beginning of what makes us different!

At Four 4 Consent, we aren't just fans of music! We have worked professionally in various capacities within it. We have seen the industry ins and outs up close and have experience navigating these difficult situations and circumstances. Read more on this in our Frequently Asked Questions section below...

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What would it be like if you felt capable of making nightlife safer for yourself and those around you?

Stand Up... Speak Out..

GET INVOLVED

However you can show up, we would love for you to be a part of our movement!

Check out our TOP 8 IDEAS on how to become part of a change in the music industry below...

1. Apply to join the Nightlife Safety Summit Ambassador Program

It takes a team - and we are here to help you make a difference. No matter your role within nightlife, we encourage you to apply to join the Nightlife Safety Summit!

2. Participate in Research

By sharing anonymous insight, you can help us stay prepared to take on many challenges that the music industry faces. You can help us ensure programming remains applicable to various roles within the music industry.

3. Spread the Word on Socials

If you care about making a difference in ending sexual harassment and sexual assault in nightlife, chances are so do some other people you know online. Thanks for taking a stand and spreading the word!

4. Write About the Nightlife Safety Summit in the Press

Four 4 Consent is open to talking with journalists, podcasters, bloggers, radio and tv hosts, and more about the Nightlife Safety Summit Program and other areas.

5. Host a Fundraiser

In 2021, GOODtv's team hosted F4C for a weekend of nightlife violence prevention education, from industry roundtables to bystander intervention & beyond, curating digital dance floor vibes for fundraising.

6. Share Directly to Friends

Word-of-mouth can go a long way in today's busy age, and new things are even more fun when you do them with friends! Share the Nightlife Safety site and encourage them to apply, as well as participate in research!

7. Become a Sponsor of the Nightlife Safety Summit

Financial contributions can make all the difference in positioning your company in front of nightlife industry stakeholders that want to make a better future. Not only is becoming a corporate sponsor for the Nightlife Safety Summit great for your brand, but it also helps demonstrate your commitment to doing the right thing for your patrons! Your business has the opportunity to help us foster a change to make nightlife safer for all!


Inquire about how tax-deductible corporate sponsorships can apply for the Nightlife Safety Summit under IRS 501(c)(3) status.

8. Hire Four 4 Consent to Train Your Company

Four 4 Consent consults with, and educates, teams in the Nightlife and Music Industry to help make improvements within organizations and their related venues and other spheres. Notice situations popping up that you're unsure how to solve? We are here to help! Solutions are customized to the needs of your business.



Inquire about how tax-deductible consulting and educational packages can apply to your organization's training under IRS 501(c)(3) status.

Stand Up... Speak Out..

GET INVOLVED

However you can show up, we would love for you to be a part of our movement!

Check out our TOP 8 IDEAS on how to become part of a change in the music industry below...

1. Apply to join the Nightlife Safety Summit Ambassador Program

It takes a team - and we are here to help you make a difference. No matter your role within nightlife, we encourage you to apply to join the Nightlife Safety Summit!

2. Participate in Research

By sharing anonymous insight, you can help us stay prepared to take on many challenges that the music industry faces. You can help us ensure programming remains applicable to various roles within the music industry.

3. Spread the Word on Socials

If you care about making a difference in ending sexual harassment and sexual assault in nightlife, chances are so do some other people you know online. Thanks for taking a stand and spreading the word!

4. Write About the Nightlife Safety Summit in the Press

Four 4 Consent is open to talking with journalists, podcasters, bloggers, radio and tv hosts, and more about the Nightlife Safety Summit Program and other areas.

5. Host a Fundraiser

In 2021, GOODtv's team hosted F4C for a weekend of nightlife violence prevention education, from industry roundtables to bystander intervention & beyond, curating digital dance floor vibes for fundraising.

6. Share Directly to Friends

Word-of-mouth can go a long way in today's busy age, and new things are even more fun when you do them with friends! Share the Nightlife Safety site and encourage them to apply, as well as participate in research!

7. Become a Sponsor of the Nightlife Safety Summit

Financial contributions can make all the difference in positioning your company in front of nightlife industry stakeholders that want to make a better future. Not only is becoming a corporate sponsor for the Nightlife Safety Summit great for your brand, but it also helps demonstrate your commitment to doing the right thing for your patrons! Your business has the opportunity to help us foster a change to make nightlife safer for all!


Inquire about how tax-deductible corporate sponsorships can apply for the Nightlife Safety Summit under IRS 501(c)(3) status.

8. Hire Four 4 Consent to Train Your Company

Four 4 Consent consults with, and educates, teams in the Nightlife and Music Industry to help make improvements within organizations and their related venues and other spheres. Notice situations popping up that you're unsure how to solve? We are here to help! Solutions are customized to the needs of your business.



Inquire about how tax-deductible consulting and educational packages can apply to your organization's training under IRS 501(c)(3) status.

"[We] wanted to start the Nightlife Safety Summit program after so many individuals reached out to Four 4 Consent about wanting to make a difference in nightlife, but some of them did not have their entire team's support. In some organizations, barriers occur to making changes, whether they cannot come up with funding or there are people on their staff who do not view ending sexual harassment and violence as a priority. We created this program to help those without the ability to hire our team make a difference in the situations and dynamics they had around them. Many people in the music industry feel like they are alone in wanting to take a stand against those committing abuse against others. Some of the industry feel like they have no power to make a difference because most music highly regards the same people causing harm. Someone's top-of-the-charts release shouldn't excuse them from being accountable. Four 4 Consent and the Nightlife Safety Summit are here to help the industry make a difference, from the dance floors to DJ booths!"

  • "Every person who works in or loves electronic music can impact creating a better future for us all."


  • - Founder, Kay Brown

end the guesswork on how to MAKE A difference

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YOUR DONATION HELPS MAKE NIGHTLIFE SAFER

Let us know we can continue to count on you, by selecting to make it monthly

Four 4 Consent, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our tax ID number is: EIN 85-4275312.

NIGHTLIFE MOVES QUICKLY...

  • Have you felt uncomfortable because of something you've seen going on in nightlife, but were unsure on what to do?


  • Have you been overwhelmed about developing policies on how to respond when fans report harmful behavior?


  • Have you spent funds on additional security only to find that it didn't solve the problem?


  • Have you known you wanted to make a difference nightlife culture, so we can all get back to getting lost in the music?

You can make an impact

EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE...

and we are here to help!

YOU CAN HAVE a lasting and deeper impact...

by becoming a Nightlife Safety Summit Ambassador with Four 4 Consent. Level up and refine your skills, while developing a reputation for caring about your friends and fans! Serving as an Ambassador for Four 4 Consent brings the additional benefits of...

Industry SOLUTIONS

Our team brings experience and education directly from the music industry to the table. We know that nightlife and music bring so many unique challenges, and many of us don't have the ability to report or "work things out with HR" when people cause harm like other industries many be able to do. Our goal is to believe, support and empower each participant so they know their choices, and can pursue whatever they self-determine to be best for them.

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS

F4C was built upon the teachings of bar outreach regarding drug and alcohol facilitated sexual violence, and expanded through proven prevention strategies, including (but not limited to) bystander intervention. Our knowledge of prevention and awareness created the framework to develop curriculum that could be applied to music venues, and festivals alike. Our commitment to Nationally Credentialed Advocates is only one standard we hold as imperative.

shifting the culture

Making changes to help lower risk factors for attendees is not just the right thing to do, but it is also good for business. Fans not only want to have a great time, but they also want to feel safe and connected to the artists, venues and events they attend. Attending training n how you can make a difference helps create a safer cultural foundation for your future in the music industry, and all those around you.

Are you ready to join us in making a difference?

YOU CAN HAVE a lasting and deeper impact...

by becoming a Nightlife Safety Summit Ambassador with Four 4 Consent. Level up and refine your skills, while developing a reputation for caring about your friends and fans! Serving as an Ambassador for Four 4 Consent brings the additional benefits of...

Industry SOLUTIONS

Our team brings experience and education directly from the music industry to the table. We know that nightlife and music bring so many unique challenges, and many of us don't have the ability to report or "work things out with HR" when people cause harm like other industries many be able to do. Our goal is to believe, support and empower each participant so they know their choices, and can pursue whatever they self-determine to be best for them.

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS

F4C was built upon the teachings of bar outreach regarding drug and alcohol facilitated sexual violence, and expanded through proven prevention strategies, including (but not limited to) bystander intervention. Our knowledge of prevention and awareness created the framework to develop curriculum that could be applied to music venues, and festivals alike. Our commitment to Nationally Credentialed Advocates is only one standard we hold as imperative.

shifting the culture

Making changes to help lower risk factors for attendees is not just the right thing to do, but it is also good for business. Fans not only want to have a great time, but they also want to feel safe and connected to the artists, venues and events they attend. Attending training n how you can make a difference helps create a safer cultural foundation for your future in the music industry, and all those around you.

Are you ready to join us in making a difference?

NIGHTLIFE safety summit frequently asked questions

How many ambassadors will be chosen for the Nightlife Safety Summit?

Four 4 Consent will be selecting 140+ ambassadors, with 72 affiliated to Los Angeles County and 72 non-Los Angeles County affiliated ambassadors (with a focus on the Mid West and East Coast).


Each area will have 36 male-identifying participants and 36 non-male identifying participants. All gender identities are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Participants will self-select their cohort. Breakdowns were determined based upon the sensitive nature of our programming based upon potential experiences of harm received. Program breakdowns will be further detailed in applications.

Why are cohorts broken into male-identifying and non-male-identifying groups?

At Four 4 Consent we recognize and celebrate all sexualities, gender identities, and other ways participants express and identify themselves. From our research and experience working in sexual violence, many survivors have shared they feel most comfortable discussing experiences that are theirs in groups that are separated by gender identity. In this research and experience, a common theme emerged between non-male identifying experiences of sexual violence and harassment and those that male-identifying survivors of sexual violence and harassment have each experienced. To allow for optimal comfortability during the sensitive nature of some of the content discussed in the Nightlife Safety Summit, participants will be asked to self-identify into a male-identifying cohort and a non-male identifying cohort. We recognize that this breakdown is imperfect, and encourage gender-non-conforming participants to select which cohort they feel meets their needs and comfortability based upon this informed consent disclosure outlined here. We hope to be able to offer additional programming focused on gender non-conforming experiences in the future.

What is the needed time commitment to be a part of the Nightlife Safety Summit?

For twelve months, each ambassador will be responsible for making a two-hour meeting (participants will select what days and times work best for them in the application process and keep the same schedule throughout the program). Participants must be able to attend 10 of the 12 sessions for successful completion of the program.


If you'd like to build skills and learn even more, we will be going deeper with participants that request us to do so!

Two hours a month doesn't feel like enough. How do I go deeper with the Nightlife Safety Summit?

We highly encourage (but do not require) ambassadors opt-in to "going deep" with us outside of these sessions for six additional hours a month. Doing so will give the participants various activities to complete that help build a deeper understanding of materials and implementation, as well as reflection. Activities are on the participant's own time and schedule, and include but are not limited to: participating in our community discord, talking to friends about the program, watching approved movies or media and completing reflections, completing proposed activities and more.


All participants that go deeper with F4C and are US citizens are eligible to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their completion of 100 hours spent on this program.

What makes your agency different than other organizations in this field?

Many agencies that are in the anti-violence movement, more specifically the sexual anti-violence movement, are focused and funded by placing an emphasis on what occurs after sexual violence to help care for and assist survivors.


Our agency places our emphasis on prevention, through working with event organizers, or other groups, to find the best real-world solutions adapted to their specific needs and concerns.


In addition, our core team has a vast set of backgrounds and areas of expertise - read more on that in the questions below!

What expertise and education does Four 4 Consent bring to the table?

Our founding team members offer a diverse range of backgrounds consisting of a Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocate; a graduate of Columbia Chicago’s Music Business Management Program; and a Licensed Professional Counselor that has worked with survivors and perpetrators of violence. Our lead program educator is a Men Can Stop Rape certified group facilitator. Every additional Nightlife Violence Prevention Advocate is Nationally Credentialed.

That's great, but what does Four 4 Consent know about the music industry specifically?

At Four 4 Consent, we aren't just fans of music! We have seen the industry ins and outs up close and have experience navigating these difficult situations and circumstances in many capacities and roles.


The team at Four 4 Consent has over 30 years of experience spent working in the music industry.


Our staff has worked in a variety of areas in music from experience at industry top record labels including landing featured soundtracks at Netflix to music industry journalism, to running booths and managing teams from EDC Las Vegas to boutique festivals. We have team members with artist management experience, as well have those with talent booking, venue operations, stage management, tour management, artist transportation, social media management (for DJs, Producers, and record labels), and ticketing experience. Additionally, we have DJs and Producers on our team, event organizers, podcast and interview hosts, and even music industry photography and design experience in our corner (graphic design and web design).

How much is it to join the Nightlife Safety Summit with

Four 4 Consent?

Our newly launched ambassador program, the Nightlife Safety Summit, suggests a $25.00/monthly donation during the program (12 months) per program participant.


Some scholarships are available to prioritize program participants that would have an undue financial hardship placed upon them with the suggested donation cost. Our goal is to make the program accessible to a diverse group of participants.


Program participants with ties to Los Angeles County are eligible for full scholarships to cover the cost.


What does that mean? If an applicant lives in, works in, or is part of a team that lives, works, or travels to work (within the year previous or this year), the Nightlife Safety Summit is available to you at no suggested cost (although we do appreciate donations and can use them to provide scholarships to other applicants).


Additionally, we are seeking corporate sponsorship to help with the support and implementation of this program.

How can my company sponsor the Nightlife Safety Summit with

Four 4 Consent?

Presently we are looking for corporations and other businesses that understand the link between nightlife and attendees' ability to express themselves through music and dance.


Our organization is best in alignment with businesses that understand making nightlife safer isn't just good for their bottom line, and for patron safety, but it's also the right thing to do for the future!


Send us an email at ready@four4consent.org

I would like to make a large donation to further the Nightlife Safety Summit. Can I make this confidentially and without sponsorship?

We understand that some donors may have specific needs or limitations surrounding their private views and where they choose to place their financial resources. Your needs and experience surrounding this are valid.


To place a large anonymous donation, please reach out to donations@four4consent.org. For all other donations, please follow the link here.


We take the utmost care in ensuring ALL donors' information is protected securely but may occasionally send an email update to keep them in the loop on what is happening within our agency.

what others in The music industry are saying about four 4 consent

Above: Justin Martin, artist and resident of GOOD TV, reflects on the first day of educational and consent based programming, and artist performances during 4 The Scene Festival.

Impact of 4 the scene festival

Programming Length: During the "4 The Scene" Festival, 19 hours and 34 minutes of content was streamed. Two Roundtables were held, fourteen educational videos were shared and 15 artists performed , with an additional special guest set from Justin Martin.

Day 1 Panelists included Alva Johnson (public policy and governmental affairs), Hanna Jane Price (This is Blueprint), and Mary Droppinz (DJ and Producer)

Day 2 Panelists included Bailey Greenwood (Revive The Night SF, Talent Agent at WME), Morin Yousif (music industry social media and communications), and BabyWeight (DJ and Producer, Label Boss)

Money Raised: During the stream $2,657.30 was donated to Four 4 Consent to expand our team of Nationally Credentialed Nightlife Violence Prevention Advocates

Impact: 4 The Scene Festival allowed Four 4 Consent to hire and train TWO additional Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocates for our organization

International Support: Contributions came in spanning across the Atlantic Ocean, with donations received from the United Kingdom, and across North America with support from Canada and the U.S.

Over 146 new subscribers joined in solidarity and support of Four 4 Consent's "4 The Scene" Exclusive Emotes in the chat during the Live Stream Fundraiser

Reach: At time of stream, itsGOODtv's channel on Twitch had over an 8,000 person following

music INDUstry responses to "4 the scene festival" programming

Culture is Shifting.


Join the Nightlife Safety Summit and start taking action for a better future.

STEWARD LEADER OF FOUR 4 CONSENT

Kay Brown M.A., C.a., R.a.A.S

Nightlife Safety Summit Lead Educator

Kay has a lasting commitment to serving survivors of violence and staying current on the highest levels of professional education related to advancing the field. Kay has been working in advocacy for over eight years. In 2017, Kay became a Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocate and received a Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Victimology.


Kay is a nationally recognized advocate, with specialties including Sexual Assault Specialist, Human Trafficking Specialist, Child Abuse Intervention Specialist, Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist, Campus Advocacy Specialist, and Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist. Through their career, Kay has continued to expand their knowledge base, most recently into their newly recognized area of advocacy, Program Management.


Kay was awarded Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing status from the Ohio Advocate Network and also achieved the requirements to be recognized by California's OES as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselor in 2021.


Kay is a member of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association, and GLAAD. Kay works to create a safer and more positive culture in nightlife, where all people are free to be themselves without experiencing discrimination or violence.

STEWARD LEADER OF FOUR 4 CONSENT

Kay Brown M.A., C.a., R.a.A.S

Nightlife Safety Summit Lead Educator

Kay has a lasting commitment to serving survivors of violence and staying current on the highest levels of professional education related to advancing the field. Kay has been working in advocacy for over eight years. In 2017, Kay became a Nationally Credentialed Victim Advocate and received a Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in Victimology.


Kay is a nationally recognized advocate, with specialties including Sexual Assault Specialist, Human Trafficking Specialist, Child Abuse Intervention Specialist, Domestic Violence Intervention Specialist, Campus Advocacy Specialist, and Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist. Through their career, Kay has continued to expand their knowledge base, most recently into their newly recognized area of advocacy, Program Management.


Kay was awarded Registered Advocate with Advanced Standing status from the Ohio Advocate Network and also achieved the requirements to be recognized by California's OES as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselor in 2021.


Kay is a member of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Campus Advocacy and Prevention Professionals Association, and GLAAD. Kay works to create a safer and more positive culture in nightlife, where all people are free to be themselves without experiencing discrimination or violence.

"I remember when it hit me how prevalent sexual violence was in the United States. It felt like an obvious opportunity to build upon my existing training, education and experience and redesign a program to fit the industries where I spent the most time outside of my home-music and nightlife. We have the capability to do better! At the base level, I believe people should feel comfortable, respected and safe whether that is at a bar, venue, festival or even just with the content from their headphones."


  • - Founder, Kay Brown

"I remember when it hit me how prevalent sexual violence was in the United States. It felt like an obvious opportunity to build upon my existing training, education and experience and redesign a program to fit the industries where I spent the most time outside of my home-music and nightlife. We have the capability to do better! At the base level, I believe people should feel comfortable, respected and safe whether that is at a bar, venue, festival or even just with the content from their headphones."


  • - Founder, Kay Brown

WHY KAY BROWN?

Recommendations

Check out Recommendations Kay has received from their work in various previous advocacy roles below!

Client centered, empowerment based approach

"Kay is a skilled, knowledgeable, professional, and client centered advocate. Kay maintains professionalism with their clients, colleagues, and community partners. Kay strives to provide the best possible advocacy that they can to each of their clients. Kay always works with their clients to provide them with as many resources as possible. Kay then always encourages their clients to make the decision that is best for them."


  • Former Coworker and Colleague

Passionate, disciplined, and dedicated, while prioritizing a trauma informed lens

"... (Kay) has always demonstrated a passion for the work and an eagerness to learn, both qualities I believe lend to their overall success in their career. Kay would always offer to help when requested, attend all continuing education meetings (many of which were not required), and most importantly, provide trauma informed services to survivors of sexual violence. Kay's role as a hospital advocate required a lot of discipline and dedication, as well as professionalism, as they interacted with many kinds of professionals (nurses, law enforcement, and other emergency response personnel). Kay more than exceeded my expectations during their time at our organization, and any organization is lucky to have Kay on their staff."


  • Former Supervisor and Colleague

Experience working with survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner sexual violence, and human trafficking

"Kay provides client centered and trauma informed advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and their support people... Kay's clients have included survivors of intimate partner sexual violence, non-intimate partner sexual violence, and human trafficking. Oftentimes the survivors she works with identify as surviving multiple forms of trauma and victimizations. Kay is very knowledgeable in the effects of trauma and strives to continue their education by attending many in person and online trainings...


Kay works to promote self-determination by providing clients with tools and resources to make their own decisions.


Kay attends collaboration meetings, facilitates presentations to other entities, and completes outreach to underserved areas in order to share education and awareness about sexual assault and our agency's service and mission.


It is clear that Kay provides these services without judgment and with a passion for advocacy and working towards ending sexual violence."


  • Former Supervisor and Colleague

Kay does an amazing job fostering a warm and safe environment that allows clients to not only discuss trauma, but to heal from it

"As a co-facilitator with Kay... I have witnessed Kay's work with clients firsthand. During group sessions, Kay displays empathy and understanding, as well as a vast knowledge of trauma and sexual assault dynamics. Kay does an amazing job fostering a warm and safe environment that allows clients to not only discuss trauma, but to heal from it. Kay is is also very knowledgeable and resourceful, providing clients with referrals when needed, as well as providing and articulating trauma and sexual assault education to clients when appropriate. Kay is very professional, and always acts in the client's best interest when providing services


Kay is also extremely helpful to other staff and team members. Kay is consistently sharing resources and training opportunities with staff, as well as having discussions and processing how we can all provide services to clients in a more effective way. Kay holds a very high professional and ethical standard that is apparent in her work with clients, as well as in her professional relationships with staff.


Kay's passion and skills when it comes to victim advocacy are apparent, in the amazing work that Kay does every day with survivors..."


  • Former Coworker and Colleague

WHY FOUR 4 CONSENT?

RECENT PRESS

Check out our recent appearances in the news below!

Kay Brown Advocate

A Call for Accountability

"...uses phrases like 'real victim(s)' and 'real sexual violence.' The United States has a history of law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, jurors, and beyond making decisions about what constitutes real sexual violence, that has continued to deny survivors of sexual violence any form of justice from within the system. Police reports since before the 1970s have contained problematic language to diminish the credibility of victims of sexual violence (5). These reports and interactions are then used to determine whether or not the state brings forward a case against the listed perpetrator. This means that individuals that did not fit into the stereotype of an ideal victim likely will never see their day in court."


Read More of Kay's Co-Authored Piece Here

Fresh Music Freaks

Consent in Music

"A lover of the House and Techno scene, Kay wanted to begin there and created the group known as Four 4 Consent stemming from the 4/4 beats found in House music measures. Brown feels that bars, clubs, venues, and festivals can learn tactics to help keep their patrons safe."


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AFEM Highlight

"[Four 4 Consent's team] insist upon a world where everyone is safe and respected. We work to create lasting change in nightlife and move boldly towards ending violence for all.


During the pandemic, we began dedicating more time to educating event attendees during their time at home, with goals of building skills related to bystander intervention, a culture of positive and informed consent, and greater inclusion with a focus on equity for all, as we return to the dancefloors together."


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4 The Scene Event Preview

"Four 4 Consent has partnered with GoodTV for its break-out live stream, 4 The Scene. The live stream features a diverse lineup with DJ Heather, Miss Dre and Worthy. The stream will also feature conversations between performances to highlight how to create a more inclusive nightlife scene. The discussions will educate viewers on how to engage peers, support survivors, ask for consent and bystander intervention. "


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Nightlife and the Dance Floor Should be Reserved for Fun,

NOT Sexual Violence!


Join us in leading the way for a safer and more positive nightlife culture.

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