There has been a lot of talk of safe spaces in the week since the election. Some feel they are necessary. Others feel they are not for a variety of reasons. Yesterday, Boulder County installed posters assuring employees working in its government buildings, as well as visitors to those buildings, that they're in a "Safe Zone." Posters were installed in English and Spanish with the following message: "This space respects all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political affiliation, age, religion, body shape, size and ability."
A government building serves the public in a very different way than a restaurant, bar, or coffee shop does. But that doesn't mean that some business owners aren't feeling compelled to jump on the bandwagon of the safe zone and make that message clear to their patrons. The sign above is displayed at Crema Bodega, the coffee shop and small retailer that greets guests into the Denver Central Market.
How do you feel about safe zones and have you seen other businesses take this step?