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Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-AAPI Harassment and Xenophobia

Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American Harassment and Xenophobia

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In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! has partnered with AAJC to adapt its free bystander intervention and de-escalation training to meet this moment. This one-hour, interactive workshop will teach you Hollaback!’s bystander intervention methodology. The trainers will introduce the types of disrespect that people in the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities are facing right now—from microaggressions to violence—using a tool called the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. You will talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. You will 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.