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

Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Event

Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment are on the rise across the US -- and the world.

In this virtual workshop hosted on zoom, and co-sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) and Hollaback!, we'll learn how you can intervene effectively as a bystander without ever compromising your safety.

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!'s 5D's 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.

Session 2 of 2 - you do not need to attend the first to attend the second! Brought to you by ICEO.

We are committed to making this dialogue accessible to all MIT community members. Please let Rachel Ornitz rornitz@mit.edu know of any accommodations you will need to participate in this workshop!

 

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Meetings/Gatherings, Workshops/Fairs, Community Event

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Institute Community and Equity Office
Contact Email

rornitz@mit.edu

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