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United Against Hate Week: Bystander Training
November 15, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
STAND UP AGAINST STREET HARASSMENT
Presented by Right to Be (formerly Hollaback) for United Against Hate Week. Register Here: https://righttobe.org/events/stand-up-against-street-harassment-21/
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.
This program is part of the United Against Hate Week suite of events happening November 13 through 20th throughout Santa Cruz County, Sponsored by Santa Cruz County United for Safe and Inclusive Communities (SCCUSIC), The Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), and the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL).