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Leaders of Red River Cultural District Unite to Address Public Safety
September 18, 2019 | Reena Diamante, Spectrum News
City of Austin police officials and council members are taking steps to improve public safety in the downtown entertainment district near Red River Street, but business leaders in the area are not just sitting around waiting to see changes. District leaders have been partnering with groups like the nonprofit SIMS Foundation to provide free training to staff about mental illness, substance use disorders, and sexual harassment.
Keeping Red River Safe
September 4, 2019 | John Laird, Culture Map Austin
SIMS Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa, Adrienne Lake at Heard Presents, and Cody Cowan of Red River Cultural District spoke with Culture Map Austin about Safer Venues Fest, happening Saturday, September 7 2019.
New Safer Venues Festival aims to address safety in Red River Cultural District
August 14, 2019 | Deborah Sengupta Stith, Austin 360
On Sept. 7, six venues in the Red River Cultural District will band together to present the inaugural Safer Venues Festival. The single-day minifestival is dedicated to raising awareness around safety issues — such as sexual misconduct and harassment — that artists, venue employees and music fans experience at or on the way to shows in the district. The fest will also aim to forge connections among people looking to combat those issues.
Safety improvements expedited for Red River Cultural District following recent violence
August 12, 2019 | Bryce Newberry, KVUE
The Austin City Council approved a plan to speed up some improvements for the Red River Cultural District at its meeting on Aug. 8.
Faster Than Sound: Cutting Up on Tuesday
June 28, 2019 | Rachel Rascoe, Austin Chronicle
Queer nightlife gets a new clubhouse, SIMS Foundation faces spiked membership, Spoon’s greatest hits, and more
SIMS Interim Executive Director Patsy Dolan Bouressa Talks with Kevin Connor on Sun Radio
June 28, 2019 | Sun Radio
This week on the Sun Radio Regional Report, Kevin Connor talks with SIMS Interim Executive Director, Patsy Bouressa, about the work SIMS does and the support that is needed.
Strained by 50% increase in clients, music nonprofit SIMS asks for support
June 19, 2019 | Deborah Sengupta Stith, Austin 360
Local music nonprofit the SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health and substance abuse recovery services to musicians and music industry professionals in the Austin area, is experiencing financial difficulties caused by an influx of new clients.
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