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Right To Be
Stand Up Against Street Harassment
Date: August 18, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Hosted by: Right To Be
Training Information
What will you learn?

How can we take action if we don’t know what to do? Right To Be is offering this free, one-hour, interactive training to train people on how to safely intervene when you witness street harassment — or experience it yourself. During this training you’ll learn a clear, adaptable, and expert-approved set of tools that have been proven to reduce the prevalence of street harassment: Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention.

We’ll start by deepening our understanding of street harassment and its impact. Then, we’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll also talk about what to do if you’re worried the violence will turn on you and how to avoid escalating the situation. Then, we’ll talk about what to do if you experience harassment and give you tools to safely get your power back.

We’ll have time at the end for practice. Exit polls show 98.8% of attendees leave the training feeling like there is at least one thing they can do the next time they witness harassment.

*New York City Teachers, for CTLE Credit please register with your NYC schools email.*

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Laura Albert

This training addresses various real-life scenarios and how to approach them with a toolbox of techniques. It’s informative and empowering– I feel prepared to go out and help people in need.

 

Street Harassment
WHY STREET HARASSMENT MATTERS

Street harassment is an experience that devalues people of all sexual orientations, cultures and beliefs causing them to doubt their own experiences. When we watch harassment happen without intervening, it deepens the trauma for the person being harassed and shows the person doing the harassing that their behavior is OK. We want to disrupt this dynamic one intervention at a time.

When we see someone fall, or drop something in public, we instinctively help out. Why don’t we have the same reaction when we see someone being sexually harassed? We see it happen, but uncomfortably look away. We feel the urge to speak up, but stay cautiously silent. We all want to do something about it, but don’t know what. Or worse, we end up thinking it’s “not a big deal.” Not knowing what constitutes street harassment and what to do, limits our ability to take action, chipping away at the self-worth of men and women who suffer from street harassment.

Our Goals
Our Campaign Goals This Year

In 2022, Right To Be, L’Oréal Paris, the NYC Commission on Gender Equity, and the NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence join forces to ensure everyone’s self-worth, leveraging Right To Be’s 5Ds methodology to help people safely intervene when they experience or witness harassment in public spaces. The goal of the Stand Up program in the US is to train 20,000 people to become bystanders before the end of 2022 and ultimately build a culture where street harassment is seen as unacceptable behavior. Globally, the campaign will train 1,000,000 people in bystander intervention.

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