In response to the persistent police violence against Black communities, Right To Be (formerly Hollaback!), 1 Million Madly Motivated Moms (1M4) and ANJEL Tech have joined forces to offer the free training Bystander Intervention: How to Safely Intervene and Respond in the face of Anti-Black-Police-sponsored Violence
The 90-minute, interactive training will train people on how to safely intervene and respond in the face of anti-Black police-sponsored violence and interact with guest speakers who are impacting the fight against police brutality. The training will focus on three of the 5Ds of bystander intervention: delegate, document, and delay. We’ll begin by reflecting on what anti-Black police-sponsored violence looks like and why it repeatedly exists. We’ll talk about the types of violence and racism Black people are facing right now — from examples of microaggressions to murder. We’ll also talk about how anti-Black racism is so ingrained into the fabric of our society that we see it present in all forms, from everyday tasks or activities to larger societal institutions. Then, discuss the deep impact harassment, violence, and the constant threat of violence has on Black communities.
You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. The training will conclude with a practice and questions and answers section.