Online: Active bystander skills for interrupting racism

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Online: Active bystander skills for interrupting racism

July 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on July 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Attacks on Asian Americans, indigenous, and black people are spiking. Essential workers — often people of color — are on the front lines of the pandemic, and are often being treated badly by a stressed public. We all can take action to interrupt verbal and physical hate. And we all have concerns that can prevent us from stepping up. Skills are the antidote to those concerns. Join us to learn how to assess a situation and choose a response to reduce harm to the person targeted while keeping yourself safe.

We’ll cover:

  • A social-justice framework for understanding the role of bystanders in interrupting oppression
  • Reasons to intervene when you see a problem, and reasons not to
  • Overcoming barriers to intervening
  • The 5 steps of bystander intervention
  • De-escalation basics
  • 4 tools for intervening

Sessions will be subtitled.

This webinar is offered for free, with the option to give a donation. You will be directed to the donation page after filling out this form. Your aid will help us offer these webinars while we can’t support the community in person.

The workshops are 1.5 hours long.

By registering, you agree to hold confidential other peoples’ experiences and stories shared in the session. No recording is allowed. The session will be closed to entry 10 minutes after it starts.


July 1
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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