The new Oxford St safe place will be a hive of activity this Saturday – and you can help.
The Anti-Violence Project is looking for volunteers to spend time in the space at 60 Oxford St cleaning it up and preparing for its 23 November opening.
Project coordinator Carl Harris said people could spend as little or as much time as they liked helping out.
“We’ll be painting the space as well as moving furniture around and making it comfortable for the people who are going to use it,” he said.
“People can drop in for however much time they can spare.
“As well, we are looking for a bar fridge, microwave, couch, coffee tables and office chairs to help furnish the place.”
The safe space has been provided rent-free by the City of Sydney following the increase in homophobic violence on the strip. The Anti-Violence Project is also looking for about 36 volunteers to help staff the venue that will be open on the crucial Friday and Saturday party nights.
Community groups have also been asked to consider possible uses for the space at other times during the week.
To take part in the working bee, go to the space any time between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 10 November. Make sure you wear something you can get dirty in. To volunteer to staff the safe space, donate furniture or suggest an idea for the space, contact Carl Harris on 9206 2066 or [email protected]

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