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Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic and Xenophobic Harassment

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
right to be equal

This 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 Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslim are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.”

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 Islamophobic and xenophobic harassment online or in person.

About the Anti-Hate Initiative Workshop Series:

CUNY SPH has been awarded a grant from the Chancellor’s Office to implement CUNY’s Anti‐Hate Initiative, a virtual education series provided by Right To Be (formerly called Hollaback!). Right To Be is a social justice organization whose evidence-based training equips learners with a memorable and accessible toolkit on what to do in the face of negative behavior.

Please see the list of upcoming workshops below and mark your calendars: