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Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

In response to the rise in anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment, we at Right To Be partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free bystander intervention training to support the Asian/American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Unfortunately, attacks against the AAPI community and xenophobic crimes in the US are not new phenomena. The US has a long history of anti-Asian racism, and we have seen it manifested against different AAPI communities in many ways over the years, from discrimination in school to harassment against Asian women and more.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen increases in anti-Asian discrimination, racism, and harassment, and even anti-Asian attacks, hate crimes, and violence such as the Atlanta spa shooting in March 2021. The surge in anti-Asian racism and harassment continues to devastate AAPI communities in the US and across the world each day.

As communities, we need to take action!

Erin McIlraith
Oregon State University

This training gave me new tools to support someone experiencing discrimination. I had always thought my only option was to directly engage with the aggressor, which was terrifying to me. To know I have a lot of other tools I can use will be very helpful.

 

Training Description
What will you learn?

The one-hour, 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 Asian and Asian American folks 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 own safety while intervening.

We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see anti-Asian/American Harassment online or in person.

Partners in the Movement
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

In response to the rise in anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment, Right To Be partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt our free training to support the Asian/American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. 

The Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation has been documenting stories of anti-Asian hate crimes and hate incidents since 2017 at www.StandAgainstHatred.org, which is available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. 

To address the rising number of anti-Asian hate crimes and offer training to communities nationwide, we are now also partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles.

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Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

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Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment

July 6, 2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

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