Treefort takes a stand against sexual misconduct

Posted at 5:45 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 11:30:42-04

BOISE, Idaho — If you’ve been to Treefort at all this week (let’s be real, you have), you’ve probably seen some music, food trucks, and white tents all over town. But if you’ve really been looking, you’ve also seen some special signage giving directions on what to do or where to go if you’ve witnessed inappropriate behavior or experienced some form of harassment.

This year, Treefort has enlisted the help of a company called “We Vow.” We Vow equips organization's of all sizes to build cultures of safety, trust, and zero-tolerance for sexual misconduct while offering resources and support for their employees to thrive and be effective in life and at work.

We Vow founder and CEO, Matt Pipkin, approached Treefort last Fall with the hopes of setting a new “norm” within the festival space. His goal this week is that “everyone who walks in the door in Treefort knows exactly where they stand so they can take a deep breath and know that they’re safe.”

However this solution is not a shortcut to report a real crime. “We’re not law enforcement. We’re not gonna get in the way or take that place. This is if something internally happens that Treefort can do something about this--is what that is.”

Frankie Katafias will have more on Good Morning Idaho Friday, March 22nd.

For more information on the We Vow and Treefort partnership, click here.