A few months ago, the Squad of Sisters — a local group dedicated to combating sexual violence — released a zine called "Worried About Westport." The photocopied booklet chronicles personal stories of sexual assault in the area. Westport is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in Kansas City, but is it safe?
We ask, what do reports of sexual assault and rape throughout the city tell us about our culture, and what can we do to make our community safer?
- Helen Proctor, founding member, Squad of Sisters
- Caitlin Corcoran, general manager, Ça Va
- Jessie Hogan, director of advocacy, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
- Cindy Cotterman, captain, center patrol division, KCPD