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Bystander Intervention in Public Spaces: Countering Anti-Muslim and Xenophobic-Based Harassment
Date: August 10, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Training Information
What Will You Learn?

This training is sponsored by The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign.

We all have a responsibility to do something when we see street harassment happening, but too often, we freeze. We don’t know what to do. When we intervene, we don’t just reduce trauma for the person being street harassed. We also start to chip away at the culture that allows harassment to be so prevalent. This interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslim are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct, and how to prioritize your safety while intervening. We’ll have time in the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident countering Anti-Muslim and Xenophobic-Based harassment online or in person.
Then we will practice so you leave our training feeling more prepared to successfully and safely intervene.

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