New anti-sexual violence campaign ask students to order an “Angelot” to leave bars safely

March 21, 2017

The Quebec Student Health Alliance has undertaken new efforts to convince student bars to join a campaign designed to help students escape potentially dangerous situations. Known as “order an Angelot,” the campaign aims to provide women and men who feel threatened at bars with an opportunity to leave safely. CBC explains that the Angelot is not a drink, but a code word that informs bar staff that the person ordering it may be in danger. Participating bars will train their staff to help students leave a bar safely, no questions asked, if the “drink” is ordered. CBC reports that the initiative is looking to replicate the success of similar campaigns in the US and Europe, and that the Health Alliance’s current goal is to recruit between 40 and 50 bars. CBC | Montreal Gazette | La Presse