RESCHEDULED: We have rescheduled the Bystander Intervention training scheduled to Wednesday April 12th 7PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You see a driver yelling at an African-American person as they walk down the street; you witness a man harassing a woman with a hijab on public transit; you notice someone stopping a trans woman from going into a bathroom at a restaurant.
Learn how to intervene.
Carolina Peace Resource Center, Showing Up for Racial Justice Columbia and Columbia College Multicultural Affairs will conduct a bystander intervention workshop at 7 p.m. on April 5 at Columbia College in the Student Union Lounge.The interactive training will explore principles of nonviolence action and intervention. Attendees will also act out scenarios in small groups to practice effective ways to respond to incidents of racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment.
The event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome.
Space is limited, so you must register at biwsc.eventbrite.com.
Questions? Contact Kara Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about hate in America today by reading Slate’s frequently updated list of individual incidents of harassment.
For more information about bystander intervention strategies, Southern Poverty Law Center offers the excellent resource, “Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry.”